As these 10 steps to improve IHCA are a framework to guide local implementation tailored to the specific needs of each hospital, ILCOR likes to provide examples of success or learned lessons from all kinds of settings. This initiative aims to reduce barriers to implementation getting examples from the experience of experts and local resuscitation champions, looks at sustainability with mutual respect to enhance collaboration and networking, which opens the door for partnerships on projects that might lead to improvement in collaboration with hospitals in all settings and countries.
Please submit your experience for any of the steps via the contact e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and use the template provided.
The 10 Steps to Improve In-hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes and Quality of Care:
Plan and Prepare
1. Build and support governance and infrastructure for a resuscitation program.
2. Collect data to measure and improve resuscitation processes and outcomes.
3. Implement effective education and training for resuscitation.
4. Establish patient and family goals of treatment early and reassess often.
5. Stop preventable in-hospital cardiac arrest.
6. Develop and deploy an effective resuscitation response system.
7. Deliver guideline-based resuscitation care.
8. Deliver guideline-based post-cardiac arrest care.
Principles and Culture
9. Implement a person-centered culture of excellence in care.
10. Ensure the well-being of health care professionals.