Poor Quality CPR: A Preventable Harm
200,000 patients suffer cardiac arrests in hospitals annually in the US. Less than 20% survive to discharge. Science shows that High-Quality CPR is the primary component in influencing survival from cardiac arrest. There still remains significant inconsistency with how clinicians and teams adhere to current CPR guidelines. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations are addressing this issue by embracing the principle that poor quality CPR is a preventable harm, and by establishing the norm that High-Quality CPR should be at the foundation of any resuscitation efforts.
Hear Dr. Cheri Olson’s story of how high-quality CPR helped save her life.