Focused nurse-defibrillation training: a simple and cost-effective strategy to improve survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest

Time to first defibrillation is widely accepted to correlate closely with survival and recovery of neurological function after cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. Focused training of a cadre of nurses to defibrillate on their own initiative may significantly decrease time to first defibrillation in cases of in-hospital… CONTINUE READING