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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...

Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Critical care

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event, both for patients and their family members. Traditionally, healthcare professionals have often been reluctant to offer family...

How to perform chest compressions

18 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article outlines the correct and effective technique for performing chest compressions for adults in cardiac arrest. Correct...

Preparation and use of resuscitation equipment to assess and treat children in emergency situations

11 March 2015

Nursing Children and Young People


This article uses the (A) Airway, (B) Breathing and, (C) Circulation structured approach to the assessment of a sick child to provide an overview of the equipment...

How to manage a choking adult

14 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Choking, or foreign body airway obstruction, is a common, yet treatable, cause of accidental death. This article aims to provide an overview...

An overview of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment

01 February 2017

Nursing Standard


Nurses have many roles and responsibilities in relation to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including: recognising that a patient is deteriorating; recognising...

How to perform basic life support

09 December 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help practitioners refresh their knowledge of basic life support (BLS) supplementary to annual mandatory training. The...