Hospitals Improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Response Programs

AutoPulse and R Series in Hospital setting

June 29, 2010 - With National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month just finishing up, hospitals throughout the country are reviewing and improving their sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) response programs. Nurses at the recent National Teaching Institute Critical Care Exposition in Washington, D.C. attended education sessions on a variety of topics, including temperature management, therapeutic intervention, the importance of high-quality CPR, the cardiac arrest Chain of Survival, and how accurate and complete documentation of an arrest can shape a resuscitation program.

Special sessions on in-hospital resuscitation covered implementation of the AutoPulse® as part of a process improvement bundle. The AutoPulse was recently reviewed at, which described the non-invasive cardiac support pump as being "essential for the survival of SCA victims, as it allows rescuers to perform other life-saving activities while the device provides constant, high-quality compressions to improve blood flow."

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