Optimizing Survival Outcomes For Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest

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Abstract

Patient survival after cardiac arrest can be improved significantly with prompt and effective resuscitative care. This systematic review analyzes the basic life support factors that improve survival outcome, including chest compression technique and rapid defibrillation of shockable rhythms. For patients who are successfully resuscitated, comprehensive postresuscitation care is essential. Targeted temperature management is recommended for all patients who remain comatose, in addition to careful monitoring of oxygenation, hemodynamics, and cardiac rhythm. Management of cardiac arrest in circumstances such as pregnancy, pulmonary embolism, opioid overdose and other toxicologic causes, hypothermia, and coronary ischemia are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalEmergency medicine practice
Volume18
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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