Cardiac arrest

Innovations

24-Hour Inpatient Pulse Oximetry Monitoring Reduces Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers 02/11/14

Most inpatient units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center use round-the-clock monitoring via a pulse oximetry system that recognizes the early signs of deterioration in patients. Tracking blood...

Medical Emergency Team Reduces Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Unexpected Mortality 02/11/08

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital implemented a medical emergency team program that hospital staff can activate when a patient's condition is deteriorating....

Real-Time Vital Sign Monitoring Ensures Timely Care for At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Unplanned Intensive Care Unit Admissions and Out-of-Intensive Care Unit Cardiac Arrests 01/28/08

Saint Mary's Health Care enhanced its hospital-based rapid response team by implementing a real-time, vital sign monitoring and alert system that identifies and allows a quick response to high-...

Medical Response Team Saves Lives by Empowering Nurses to Recognize and Act on Early Warning Signs of Trouble 01/23/08

The medical response team at Baptist Memorial Hospital responds to nurse and family reports of early warning signs that patients are in cardiac or respiratory distress and moves quickly to rescue...

Comprehensive Monitoring Pinpoints 911 Dispatch Inefficiencies, Leading to Communication and Deployment Improvements That Increase Cardiac Arrest Survival 01/15/08

Grady Emergency Medical Services collaborated with the Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry in the city of Atlanta. Through this...

QualityTools

Mission: Lifeline Tools and Resources 02/08/13

This Web site provides hospitals and health systems tools and resources to improve their systems of care when responding to a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Resources such as...

Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Resources 04/28/09

This database for hospitals tracks and identifies incidents of prehospital cardiac arrest. The program consolidates all essential data elements of a prehospital cardiac arrest event in an efficient manner. With this standardized collection system...

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