New guidance on care for people with of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

The RCoA welcomes new guidance on the care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England.

While there are nearly 30,000 out-of-hospital resuscitations attempted each year in England, survival rates in England are poorer than other similar jurisdictions.

This guide outlines actions to be taken by the general public, emergency services, and hospital services to improve the survival rate of people suffering cardiac arrest.  These include improving public awareness of how to perform CPR, establishing an effective pathway of care and a commitment to research to improve understanding of resuscitation.

The RCoA is committed to improving care of people with OHCA and has endorsed the findings of the report.  

06 March 2017

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