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About Blake Johnson, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
13 08, 2017

Team-Focused CPR: Bringing Pre-hospital Success to the ED


High-quality chest compressions and early defibrillation are the cornerstones of effective cardiac arrest care.1 When implemented correctly these two interventions enhance patient outcomes and improve overall survival.2 However, despite simplified advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) algorithms and extensive training of providers, cardiac arrest scenarios in the emergency department (ED) are still high-stress and mortality rates remain high.3,4