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in-hospital cardiac arrest

Better nurse staffing and nurse work environments associated with increased survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients

BACKGROUND: Although nurses are the most likely first responders to witness an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) and provide treatment, little research has been undertaken to determine what features of nursing are related to cardiac arrest outcomes.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between nurse staffing, nurse work environments, and IHCA survival.

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