Determining a standard approach to resuscitation treatment and interventions is the role of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, on which I represent NZNO.
Education is a priority for the council, and many nurses will be familiar with its qualification, the Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE).
From the researcher's experience, allowing family members to remain with patients during resuscitation efforts is a relatively new concept in Rwanda.
The inclusion criteria were that the participants had to have been employed in either of the units for more than 6 months, and that they had been exposed to the resuscitation procedure more than twice in order to make sure that the participant had sufficient exposure.
Recently conceived and validated in silico [computer simulation] at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR), (2) the Rule of 10 is a simplified formula that calculates the initial fluid resuscitation rate by multiplying the estimated burn size by 10.
The Rule of 10 allows the combat prehospital providers at levels I and II echelons of care to easily implement the fluid resuscitation, and then to shift the focus towards the patient's response to the resuscitation in order to dictate the amount of fluid administered over the first 24 hours.
Assist in debriefing the family after the resuscitation efforts are completed, whether successful or not.
What are the effects of providing a designated family facilitator to support the family during resuscitation efforts?
Key words: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation * critical care * family witnessed resuscitation * ethical decision making
Traditionally, the exclusion of family members (FM) from witnessing the resuscitation of a loved one has been justified on a number of grounds (Osuagwu, 1991; Mitchell & Lynch, 1997; Van der Woning, 1999).
All of the ZOLL E Series[R] monitor defibrillators used for resuscitation
at UCSD include Real CPR Help[R] real-time feedback; See Thru CPR([R]), industry-unique filtering technology that allows clinicians to view a patient's underlying cardiac rhythm by filtering CPR artifact during resuscitation
efforts; and sidestream and mainstream ETCO2 monitoring capability.
The conference was hosted by the Australian Resuscitation
Council (ARC), which has recently worked with the NZRC to produce joint guidelines.