Of those patients with sustained ROSC, 25
of the 27 patients (92.6%) survived to hospital
discharge while the remaining two died in the
Of the 25 patients who survived, 24 had a CPC
score of 1 or 2. Of the 22 patients who did not
experience sustained ROSC, four survived to dis-
charge from the hospital while 18 died.
Of the four survivors, all 4 had a CPC score of
1 or 2. Chi-square testing shows the increase in
survival rate for patients experiencing sustained
ROSC prior to hospital arrival is statistically significant with p < 0.05.
Of those patients with sustained ROSC, four of
the 15 patients ( 26.6%) survived to discharge from
the hospital while the remaining 11 died. Of the
four survivors, three had a CPC score of 1 or 2.
Of the six patients who didn’t have a sustained
ROSC, one survived to hospital discharge and
five patients died. The one survivor had a CPC
score of 1 or 2.
During the 29 months since the protocol
change, there have been 49 cases in which a patient
suffered a witnessed, shockable cardiac arrest. Of
those 49 patients, 27 had a sustained ROSC prior
to hospital arrival.
Eight Steps to Cardiac Arrest Survival Change Management