There are more than 135 million cardiac deaths in the world each year. In addition, the prevalence of heart disease is increasing while the survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remain relatively low, ranging from just 2 to 11%. The survival rates for in-hospital SCA are only slightly better at 24.8%. It is clear that high-quality CPR can make a difference in these rates, but what has not been so clear is the best way to improve the quality of CPR.
On the surface, the components of high-quality CPR seem simple enough--reduce interruptions in chest compressions, provide compressions at the recommended rate and depth, avoid leaning on the chest between compressions, and avoid excessive ventilation. However, the truth is that high-quality CPR is actually difficult.
HealthStream’s Commitment to Improving Resuscitation Outcomes
We’re celebrating an exciting milestone for HealthStream, our customers, and especially the patients they serve. We have hit 3 million online completions using HeartCode®. In partnership with experts at the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, this program as well as Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI), were developed to educate, train, and promote high-quality CPR.
These solutions embody the HealthStream Vision—To improve the quality of healthcare by assessing and developing the people who deliver care. But the truth is, together, we have a lot of room to grow. It’s estimated that only 23% of adult patients will survive in-hospital sudden cardiac arrest; and the survival rate drops to around 10% outside of a hospital. The thought of a friend or family member being part of that low percentage is personal and drives us to ensure several more million will commit to improve this statistic using our blended learning solutions that adhere to the latest AHA Guidelines.
We’ve put together this eBook to help readers understand the journey to improve resuscitation and what you can achieve for patients and your organization. Articles include:
Download the full eBook here.
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