Source: Resuscitation 85/12 pp.1759–1763
Date of publication: December 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the types of error that occur during the management of cardiac arrests that lead to a death. The reviewers identified a main shortfall in the management of each cardiac arrest and this resulted in 12 different factors being documented. These were then grouped into four themes: miscommunication involving crash number, shortfalls in staff attending the arrest, equipment deficits, and poor application of knowledge and skills. No firm conclusion could be drawn about how many deaths would have been averted if the emergency had been managed to a high standard.
Length of Publication: 5 pages
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