Prevention and early management of in-hospital cardiac arrest: a challenge for nursing educators

Hernández-Padilla, José Manuel (2016) Prevention and early management of in-hospital cardiac arrest: a challenge for nursing educators. Journal of Nursing and Care, 5 (3) . ISSN 2167-1168 [Article] (doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000e132)

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Abstract

Cardiac arrest can be defined as the heart’s inability to effectively eject blood out due to either an electrical or mechanical failure. This condition poses an immediate threat to life and is always considered to be a medical emergency. In Western countries, cardiac arrest is continuously highlighted as one of the leading causes of in-hospital death and the latest research suggests that survival rates after suffering one of these episodes still remain below 20%. Consequently, prevention and effective early management of in-hospital cardiac arrest constitute the basis of international algorithms for saving lives.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number = e132
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 20066
Notes on copyright: © 2016 Hernandez-Padilla JM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Depositing User: Jose Hernandez-Padilla
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 21:57
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20066

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