Beyond the intensive care unit: a review of interventions aimed at anticipating and preventing in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest.

@article{Naeem2005BeyondTI,
  title={Beyond the intensive care unit: a review of interventions aimed at anticipating and preventing in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest.},
  author={Nauman Naeem and Hugo Jorge Montenegro},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={13-23}
}
Despite more than four decades of experience with in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest, outcomes have remained poor. Numerous studies have documented the physiological instability leading to clinical deterioration, which often precedes cardiopulmonary arrest. These physiological changes often go unrecognized or are acted upon inadequately. This has led to the development of interventions aimed at anticipating and/or preventing cardiopulmonary arrest. In this review, we summarize the current… CONTINUE READING

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