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The effects of pressure-reducing mattresses in CPR

09 December 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The abrupt cessation of cardiac function, cardiac arrest, is potentially reversible, resulting in improved survival rates as a consequence of the resuscitation...

Family-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation

03 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background How nurses care for patients who have a cardiac arrest and for their family members who witness it has been identified as being paramount in determining...

Resuscitation in primary care

30 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Resuscitation Council (UK) in its publication Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Guidance for Clinical Practice and Training in Primary Care (2001) has made...

Rapid response teams: a proactive strategy for improving patient care

08 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation success rates have not changed in 30 years. Patient outcomes may improve if changes in a patient’s condition are addressed at the onset...

Resuscitating patients who have a cardiac arrest in hospital

10 December 2008

Nursing Standard


This article examines current guidance, recommendations and research on optimal management of patients who experience a cardiac arrest in hospital. The role of...

Using ward-based simulation in cardiopulmonary training

27 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article assesses the role of ward-based simulation in cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Based on an initiative introduced at the Royal Hospital for...

Automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case study

05 February 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Rates of survival after cardiac arrest are low and correlate with the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Devices that deliver automated CPR (A-CPR) can...

Resuscitation training for emergency nurses in Africa

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse


Equipment and training for nurses in Africa are scarce but, as this article explains, if aid were targeted at local suppliers of cheap but vital equipment, such as...

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

11 May 2016

Emergency Nurse


Emergency care nurses have been urged to play their part in Scotland’s push to revolutionise care for cardiac arrest patients – by teaching others how to save a...

In-hospital resuscitation: recognising and responding to adults in cardiac arrest

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Survival rates following in-hospital cardiac arrest remain low. The majority of patients who survive a cardiac arrest will be in a monitored environment, have a...
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