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Improving cardiac resuscitation

Mechanical CPR: The Incredible Journey

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The basis all of cardiac resuscitation is immediate high-quality CPR. Currently, for in-hospital cardiac arrest the mainstay of high-quality CPR is manual compressions. Mechanical CPR devices are automated devices that perform chest compressions during cardiac arrest without the need for manual compressions. Mechanical CPR is frequently used for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, however, it is used less often in hospitals due to lack of supporting evidence. This case-based webinar will follow a cardiac arrest patient from medical surgical floor through to the cardiac cath lab. Throughout this patient’s journey, the speakers will demonstrate the clinical benefits of mechanical CPR that goes beyond the current research. Learners will also learn ideas and tips to support implementation of mechanical CPR in their institutions


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the importance of high-quality CPR

2. Discuss concepts of mechanical CPR

3. List the key concepts and benefits of implementation of mechanical CPR


Faculty Bio:

Dr. Shah is an interventional cardiologist Atman P. Shah, MD, is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in utilizing minimally invasive, catheter-based minimally-invasive techniques at UChicago Medicine. Dr. Shah's research efforts focus on improving survival rates in patients who have experienced a cardiac arrest or an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Dr. Shah has authored six book chapters and more than 50 abstracts and publications. A dedicated educator, he trains medical students, residents and fellows. He is the recipient of several honors and awards for clinical service, leadership and teaching.


Dr. Joseph is a certified clinical nurse specialist and resuscitation committee nurse specialist. Currently, Dr. Joseph is the Program Director of Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She holds a concurrent position as Director of Simulation Education, Department of Nursing at the same institution. Additionally, she has worked in a variety of fields and specialties as a Legal Nurse Expert Consultant, an Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Consultant as well as conducting clinical research with focus on resuscitation. Dr. Joseph has been an invited speaker at numerous medical conferences.


Continuing Educations for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Car. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.


Support for this educational activity from Stryker

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