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Regional Continuous Quality Improvement in Cardiopulomary Resuscitation optimizing the local “Chain of Survival”


1,Surgical Intensive Care Unit Oslo University Hospital Ulleval

DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.10 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.46-49

Published: 07 September 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): KJETIL SUNDE E-mail:


Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) depends on a well functioning Chain of Survival. In tihis article we ana-lysed different phases of process of improving outcome after OHCA: recognition of potential for improved survival within the local system and strictly implementation guidelines for elimination weak links. Continuous focus on the importance of a well functioning Chain of Survival with specific strategies to improve quality of care during advanced life support (ALS) and post resuscitation has lead to significantly improved outcome of patients with OHCA in Oslo.


cardiac arrest, local Chain of Survival, improving outco-me, weak links, Oslo, three different time periods

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KJETIL SUNDE. Regional Continuous Quality Improvement in Cardiopulomary Resuscitation optimizing the local “Chain of Survival”. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);46-49.


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