Cardiac Arrest occurs outside of the hospital setting more than you think. According to MyCares.net, 15% of OHCA happened in a public setting in 2020. Even if you are a trained healthcare professional, it may not be accessible at times in these situations due to different factors such as equipment availability, trained assistance, etc... Having an alternative option to conventional mouth-to-mouth rescue breath CPR would encourage trained and untrained bystanders to perform life-saving interventions to patients until local EMS responders can arrive. The covid pandemic affected everyone inside and outside the medical world. The general population got a real insight into how certain diseases are transmitted easily, can be prevented, and treated. The question must be asked, in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients (P), is chest-compression-only CPR (I) non-inferior to standard rescue breath CPR (C) in survival rate and neurological outcome (O) 3 months (T) after the cardiac event? My benchmark project focuses on improving the outcome of OHCA patients and providing bystanders with every opportunity to assist.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed before arrival of the ambulance is one of the strongest predictors of survival. This treatment is commonly performed by a layperson on scene of an OHCA situation and many people might have limited training and little experience of this kind of stressful situation. Nevertheless, their interventions can be lifesaving and which method of CPR can be forever life altering for the patient and their family members

Date of publication

Fall 12-4-2023

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project



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