Antecedents to cardiac arrests in a teaching hospital intensive care unit.

@article{Rozen2014AntecedentsTC,
  title={Antecedents to cardiac arrests in a teaching hospital intensive care unit.},
  author={Thomas H Rozen and Siobhan Mullane and Melissa A Kaufman and Yu-Feng Frank Hsiao and Stephen Warrillow and Rinaldo Bellomo and Daryl A. Jones},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={411-7}
}
BACKGROUND In hospital cardiac arrests (CA) treated with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) outside of the intensive care unit (ICU) have poor outcomes. Most are preceded by deranged vital signs. There are, however, limited studies assessing antecedents to CAs inside the ICU. OBJECTIVES To study the antecedents to, and characteristics of CAs in ICU. STUDY POPULATION We prospectively identified CA cases that occurred inside our ICU between January 2010 and July 2012. Controls were obtained… CONTINUE READING
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