Survival After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Gerald A. Hofkin

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Abstract

Survival after cardiopulmonary resuscitation was studied in 78 cases. The long-term survival rate of 12% was double that of a previous report from this same hospital. Training of nursing personnel in resuscitation fundamentals appeared as one factor in the improved survival. Postresuscitation critiques allowed detection of errors in technique. It was found that diagnosis of primary respiratory arrest was obscured by early use of mechanical ventilators. Use of mouth-to-mouth or bag breathing during the early resuscitation efforts helped overcome this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-654
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume202
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 1967

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  • Medicine(all)

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