In-Hospital Resuscitation:Early Intervention and Rescue- Rapid Response Systems:Consensus and Controversy– Of the more than 300,000 cardiac arrests that occur annually in the United
States, survival rates are typically less than 10% for out-of-hospital events and less than 20% for in-hospital events. Additionally,
studies have shown that survival falls by 10-15% for each minute of cardiac arrest without CPR delivery. The chain of survival, first
conceptualized for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, applies to in-hospital arrest as well. Successful resuscitation requires early recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest, early activation of trained responders, early CPR, early defibrillation when indicated, and early advanced life support. Hospitals create through rapid response teams (RRT) a coordinated response to treating patients with a cardiopulmonary emergency.
1.5 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
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