Are Hospitals Giving Up Too Easily When Using CPR?
Hospitals may be giving up too easily trying to resuscitate cardiac patients. Researchers measured how long the hospital attempted resuscitation, if it worked, and if the patients lived to be discharged.
The range was hospitals that tried for about 16 minutes while those on the longer end kept working on patients for twenty-five minutes or more.
Researchers declined to recommend the ideal resuscitation length, but they did conclude that increasing the duration could improve a cardiac patient's chance of survival.