First responder for in-hospital resuscitation: 5-year experience with an automated external defibrillator-based program.

@article{Kloppe2013FirstRF,
  title={First responder for in-hospital resuscitation: 5-year experience with an automated external defibrillator-based program.},
  author={Cordula Kloppe and Andre Jeromin and Axel Kloppe and Monika Ernst and Andreas Muegge and Christoph Hanefeld},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1077-82}
}
BACKGROUND The survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest (8-25%) has not changed substantially in the past. Until now, most hospitals in Germany had no standardized protocols available for a course of action in case of emergency, and there are no continuous registry data for in-hospital cardiac arrest and survival. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to improve survival and receive outcomes data, so we implemented a structured hospital-wide automated first-responder system in the hospital. Here our 5-year… CONTINUE READING
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