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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 10(1); 1999 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1999;10(1): 70-77.
Evaluation of in-Hospital Cardiac Arrest According to the in-Hospital Utstein Style
Hahn Shick Lee, Sung Pil Chung, Uk Jin Kim, Soon Mee Chung, Hyung Goo Kang, Seung Ho Kim
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: The in-hospital 'Utstein style' is international recommended guidelines for reporting outcome data from in-hospital resuscitation events. This study was designed to evaluate the current status of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR), and to provide basic data far the unified reporting guideline of resuscitation in Korea.
METHODS:
The patients who had received CPR in a university hospital were searched during one year period from March 1997. The variables according to the Utstein style were evaluated with review of the medical records.
RESULTS:
During the period, 428 patients had received CPR. Excluding the patients of out-of-hospital arrest and less than 8 years, 242 were enrolled. Their initial ECG rhythms were 55 of asystole, 148 of pulseless electrical activity, and 39 of ventricular fibrillation, The spontaneous circulation was returned in 118(49%, and 48(20% were maintained more than 24 hours. Twenty-two patients(9%) were discharged with spontaneous respiration. Among the survivors, 17 had the Cerebral Performance Category of 1.
CONCLUSION:
We recommend the Utstein style to report the outcome of in-hospital CPR.
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