Chain of Survival

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The links in the chain of survival regarding cardiac arrest.
Cat Rowe
Flowchart by Cat Rowe, updated more than 1 year ago
Cat Rowe
Created by Cat Rowe over 7 years ago
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Flowchart nodes

  • In-hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Surveillance, prevention and treatment of prearrest conditions- Many of these arrests can be predicted and prevented with proper care and observation.Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system- Recognize signs of cardiac arrest (abnormal breathing, no pulse). Activate emergency response system.Early CPR with an emphasis of chest compressions- Begin CPR immediately. This can greatly improve chance of survival.Rapid defibrillation- Provide AED assistance as soon as the device is available.Multidisciplinary post-cardiac arrest care- Once ROSC is achieved, patient is provided post-cardiac arrest care in either the ICU or cardiac catheterization lab.
  • Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system- Recognize signs of cardiac arrest. Activate emergency response system.Early CPR with an emphasis on chest compressions- Begin CPR immediately.  Untrained bystanders may be able to provide chest compressions with guidance.Rapid defibrillation with an AED- Provide AED assistance as soon as possibleEffective advanced life support- ALS teams provide the patient additional care as needed, including 12-lead electrocardiogram, cardioversion, appropriate drugs, and advanced airwayMultidisciplinary post-cardiac arrest care- Once ROSC is achieved, patient is provided post-cardiac arrest care in either the ICU or cardiac catheterization lab.
  • - Prevention of arrest- Early high-quality CPR- Rapid activation of the emergency response system- Effective advanced life support- Integrated post-cardiac arrest care
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