Routine use of a brief tool to document resuscitation quality assists in debriefing as well as quality improvement efforts for hospital and EMS systems. Short CPR checklists can provide invaluable feedback directly from multiple sources. These can be as simple as a short checklist on specific quality metrics that can be easily filled out after arrest events.
Here are two examples of report cards. Page 1 (General checklist) could be completed by a trained observer to a resuscitation event. Page 2 (CPR quality analysis) relies on objective recording of CPR metrics. Ideally, both observational and objective reports could be used together in a combined report.
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