The importance of nontechnical skills in leading cardiopulmonary resuscitation teams

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the important clinical competencies for medical trainees. Since the introduction of the first guidelines for CPR in 1966, further research has resulted in more recent updates. The latest in the UK was published in 2015 by the resuscitation council. The multidisciplinary nature of the resuscitation team requires a designated leader, capable of directing the team’s effort and making decisions. There is evidence that leadership makes a difference in the performance of the resuscitation team and the outcome of patients.

Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions: joint guidance

Since its introduction in the 1960s as a treatment to restart the heart after sudden cardiac arrest from a heart attack, attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation have become more common in other clinical situations. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be a lifesaving treatment, with the likelihood of recovery varying greatly depending on individual circumstances; however, overall, the proportion of people who survive following cardiopulmonary resuscitation is relatively low.

Update on cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been shown to improve survival for individuals suffering cardiac arrest. Despite this, the delivery of basic life support to victims outside the clinical environment remains poor, particularly as only a minority receive resuscitation. In addition, research continues to examine the optimal techniques for CPR and guidelines have been modified to reflect the latest developments. These guidelines are a compromise between simplicity and effectiveness.

The attitudes of team members towards family presence during hospital-based CPR: a study based in the Muslim setting of four Iranian teaching hospitals

Background: Contrary to international guidelines recommending family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), allowing family members to be present remains a matter of debate in many countries. The purpose of this study was to determine the opinions of healthcare providers from a Muslim setting concerning family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR).