Not all cardiac arrests are the same

Abella, Benjamin S.
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p1572
Academic Journal
In this article the author offers his views on cardiac arrests that remain a major problem in public health in Canada. He mentions the variations of each cases in out and in hospital arrests despite efforts to improve patient outcome, including the early warning on its symptoms and some initiatives to strengthen the quality of resuscitation. An overview of a study that examines the in-hospital cardiac arrests is also presented.


Related Articles

  • The use of telehealth to assist remote hospital resuscitation and aeromedical retrieval tasking: a 12-month case review. Sharpe, Kate; Elcock, Mark; Aitken, Peter; Furyk, Jeremy // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Jul2012, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p260 

    We evaluated the use of telehealth for patients who had suffered a cardiac or respiratory arrest, and were medically coordinated from the Queensland coordination hub at Townsville. We conducted a review of all cardiac or respiratory arrest cases where teleheath had been used prior to aeromedical...

  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest surveillance in Canada: a survey of national resources. Vaillancourt, Christian; Charette, Manya; Stiell, Ian G.; Phillips, Karin R.; Wells, George A. // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Mar2010, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p119 

    Objective: The general objective of this study was to explore the challenges of establishing an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) surveillance program in Canada. More specifically, we attempted to determine the organizational structure of the delivery of emergency medical services (EMS) in...

  • Kardiyopulmoner Resüsitasyon Uygulanan ve YaÅŸama Dönenlerde BiliÅŸsel Fonksiyonlar ve Psikolojik Durum. Çertuğ, Agah // Journal of the Turkish Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Society ;Jan2010, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p16 

    It was established that cardiac arrest survivors who had undergone cardiopulmonary resuscitation could go through cognitive experiences, and that some of them could accurately recall specific details of the events they passed through during the period of cardiac arrest demonstrating the presence...

  • Community-Wide Uses Of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid And Automated External Defibrillator (AED).: Why not in Saudi Arabia? Seraj, Mohamed Abdullah // Internet Journal of Health;2007, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p4 

    Over the last two decades a lot of success has been achieved in the healthcare delivery system in Saudi Arabia. While a minor success in the community This has been the outcome of the dedication and perseverance in organizing and conducting the training programs. Future progress will need the...

  • Fulfilling the Promise of "Anyone, Anywhere" to Perform CPR. Eisenberg, Mickey S.; Bobrow, Bentley J.; Rea, Tom // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/26/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 12, p1197 

    In this article, the authors talk about the impact of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the survival of patients from cardiac arrest in 2014. Topics discussed include the expansion of CPR training efforts to various medical professionals and the general public, the simplification of the CPR...

  • Severity of Illness and Resource Allocation in DNR Patients in ICU. Tittle, Mary Beth; Moody, Linda; Becker, Mark P. // Nursing Economic$;May/Jun92, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p210 

    This article examines the differences in severity of illness and resource allocation between patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and non-DNR patients in intensive care units. Do-not-resuscitate orders are physician directives not to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients if...

  • 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Physiologic and Educational Rationale for Changes. White, Roger D. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p736 

    The article discusses the physiologic and educational rationale for the changes in the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The guidelines have resulted to discussion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care among health...

  • Use of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest. Wall, Richard J. // Critical Care Alert;Jun2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p17 

    The article offers a brief overview of the use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) as a resuscitative therapy to ensure survival of cardiac arrest patients immediately after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).

  • Improving Outcomes from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Young Children and Adolescents. Atkins, Dianne; Berger, Stuart // Pediatric Cardiology;Mar2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p474 

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is an unusual but devastating occurrence in a young person. Years of life-lost are substantial and long-term health care costs of survivors can be high. However, there have been noteworthy improvements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) standards, out-of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics