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Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 565–573 | Cite as

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A review of 184 cases and some applications for future improvements

  • C. S. Brown
  • A. A. Scott
Article

Summary

One hundred and eight-four cardiopulmonary resuscitation reports covering one year at the Toronto General Hospital have been reviewed and statistically analysed, as a means of evaluating the service given by the cardiac arrest team. In the year reviewed the immediate survival rate was 37.3 per cent, but only 10.3 per cent of the patients resuscitated left hospital well. Parameters of location, age, sex, cause, recognition, and time between recognition and initiation of resuscitation procedures have been examined. The main determinants of success appear to be the manner of recognition and the speed with which cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated.

We reaffirm the necessity for continuing training of all hospital personnel, and have suggested some parameters for the strategic location of equipment, based on evaluation of high risk areas within the hospital.

Keywords

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CANADIAN Anaesthetist Dilate Pupil Coronary Care Unit Hospital Personnel 
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Résumé

Comme moyen ďévaluer le rendement de ľéquipe des arrêts cardiaques, on a passé en revue et analysé au point de vue statistiques 184 rapports de réanimation cardio-pulmonaire couvrant une période ďun an au Toronto General Hospital. Durant ľannée qui nous intéresse, la survie immédiate a été de 37.3 pour cent, mais 10.3 pour cent seulement des malades réanimés ont quitté ľhôpital en bonne santé. On a examiné les paramètres de lieu, ďâge, de sexe, de cause, le diagnostic et le temps écoulé entre le diagnostic et le début des procédés de réanimation. Les facteurs déterminants de succès semblent être la précocité du diagnostic.et la célérité avec laquelle on a commencé la réanimation.

Nous insistons de nouveau sur ľentrainement continu de tout le personnel de ľhôpital, et nous avons suggéré que le matériel soit placé en un endroit statégique, basé sur les zones de ľhôpital où sont concentrés les risques les plus élevés.

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Brown
    • 1
  • A. A. Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.Union Memorial HospitalBaltimore
  2. 2.Toronto General HospitalBaltimore

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