Saving Lives

Improving cardiac resuscitation

What Top Performing Hospitals Do to Improve
Cardiac Arrest Survival



Learning Objectives:

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


Currently, the nationwide survival rate for an in-patient cardiac arrest event is only 25%.  Opportunities exist for hospitals to improve the cardiac arrest team’s performance and survival rate based on the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) published Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Cardiac Resuscitation Registry. The guidelines, derived from resuscitation data from hospitals nationwide, examined protocols and processes the top, middle, and bottom quartile hospitals have in place for cardiac arrest response.  In-depth interviews were conducted at the facilities with physicians, nurses, administration and other support staff.  Not surprising, top performing hospitals had major commonalities. This webinar will discuss what contributes to a top performing hospital resuscitation rate and how it can be implemented in other facilities.


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

  1. Discuss the value of performing mock codes
  1. Discuss the importance of delineating team roles
  2. Discuss alternative to resuscitation training

Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. . This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. 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