Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Systems of Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.


Journal Article (Review)

The American Heart Association previously recommended implementation of cardiac resuscitation systems of care that consist of interconnected community, emergency medical services, and hospital efforts to measure and improve the process of care and outcome for patients with cardiac arrest. In addition, the American Heart Association proposed a national process to develop and implement evidence-based guidelines for cardiac resuscitation systems of care. Significant experience has been gained with implementing these systems, and new evidence has accumulated. This update describes recent advances in the science of cardiac resuscitation systems and evidence of their effectiveness, as well as recent progress in dissemination and implementation throughout the United States. Emphasis is placed on evidence published since the original recommendations (ie, including and since 2010).

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Cited Authors

  • McCarthy, JJ; Carr, B; Sasson, C; Bobrow, BJ; Callaway, CW; Neumar, RW; Ferrer, JME; Garvey, JL; Ornato, JP; Gonzales, L; Granger, CB; Kleinman, ME; Bjerke, C; Nichol, G; American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation; and the Mission: Lifeline Resuscitation Subcommittee,

Published Date

  • May 22, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 / 21

Start / End Page

  • e645 - e660

PubMed ID

  • 29483084

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29483084

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000557


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States