The goal of resuscitation in cardiac arrest is to respond in a timely, effective manner that leads to good patient outcomes. Resuscitation is not taking an ACLS and BLS course and going through the motions of a code. There have been several studies looking at the quality of intubation and CPR, and their association with good patient outcomes.
1. Is first pass success of orotracheal intubation important?
2. Does the rate of CPR matter?
3. Does End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide predict successful resuscitation and survival from cardiac arrest?
First pass intubation success, high-quality chest compressions at rate of 100 bpm, and PetCO2 >14.3 mmHg during CPR are important predictors for success in the resuscitation of patients in cardiac arrest.