Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitation

Improving Cardiac Resuscitation:
Why High Quality CPR Matters


This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the video, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have sucessfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.


This second webinar in the cardiac resuscitation series will include a review of the American Heart Association’s 2015 ACLS & BLS Guidelines with specific reference to CPR quality.  Critical to improving the quality of CPR, this webinar will address the importance of measuring CPR quality intra-arrest and utilizing post-event CPR reports. In addition, defibrillation interventions such pre and post shock CPR pauses, delayed defibrillation and escalation of energy will be discussed.



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

  1. Describe the 2015 ACLS & BLS Guidelines specific to CPR quality
  2. Discuss the importance of measuring CPR quality
  3. Describe methods of providing post event feedback


Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a critical care nurse for over twenty years. After joining Harborview Medical Center, Nicole was part of a multidisciplinary team that was one of the first in the US to implement therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.  As part of this effort, Nicole was responsible for protocol development and has published numerous papers on this topic.

In 2008, Nicole lead a team that implemented a formalized Sepsis program at Harborview Medical Center that led to a reduction in mortality, hospital length of stay and a significant cost avoidance.  For this collaborative efforts,  she was awarded three Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership awards.

Currently she works as a staff nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  In 2013 Nicole founded Nicole Kupchik Consulting & Education

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