Resuscitation Education: Narrowing the Gap Between Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines and Performance Using Best Educational Practices

Elizabeth Hunt, Melinda Fiedor-Hamilton, Walter J. Eppich

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Abstract

Recent data from in- and out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrests reveal that health care teams frequently deviate from American Heart Association guidelines during resuscitation efforts. These discrepancies between the current state of evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and the quality of basic and advanced life support actually delivered represent a missed opportunity and provide a significant target for optimizing patient outcomes through improved educational effectiveness. This article presents discussion of the quality of resuscitation delivered to patients, a brief history of the development of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and attempts to translate the science of resuscitation to the bedside through effective educational strategies, a review of educational best practices that relate to resuscitation education, and discussion of the role of medical simulation in resuscitation training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1050
Number of pages26
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

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Resuscitation Education : Narrowing the Gap Between Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines and Performance Using Best Educational Practices. / Hunt, Elizabeth; Fiedor-Hamilton, Melinda; Eppich, Walter J.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 55, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 1025-1050.

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