Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest

Published: June 21, 2018

Doctor examining a patient with a group of medical students
  • Despite millions being trained each year in CPR, major gaps exist in the delivery of optimal clinical care for individuals with cardiac arrest (e.g., poor-quality CPR or no CPR in the out-of-hospital setting).
  • This statement describes the literature on resuscitation education and knowledge translation, examines best practices in education, applies insight from new resuscitation science, and offers suggestions for improved training on eight key elements.
  • The goal of this statement is to give the resuscitation community guidance that can improve translation of skills to real-world environments and ultimately enhance survival after cardiac arrest.