Does working a cardiac arrest for 30 minutes lead to an increase chance of ROSC?

January 3, 2013

This study looked at the duration of resuscitation attempts (in hospital) between the years of 2000 - 2008. It included 64,339 patients and 435 hospitals.

Is an increase in duration the only factor to an increase with ROSC? Should they have been more specific with this large, complex data set? The association may be there but does it show a cause and effect? The 2005 AHA Guidelines significantly changed how we managed cardiac arrest. How much did the new AHA recommendations impact this study? Maybe, they should have stratified the data with the different guidelines?    

Article: Duration of resuscitation efforts and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest: an observational study, by Dr. Goldberger.

Speakers: David Page, MS, NREMT-P, Joshua G. Salzman, MA, EMT-B, Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP