The results of this study demonstrate a need for further improvement in the ability of selected surgeons to manage competently a cardiac arrest according to current AHA guidelines. The importance of formal training is demonstrated by the fact that prior BCLS or ACLS certification increased the likelihood that proper resuscitative measures will be used by the surgeon. In particular, greater emphasis should be placed upon standard dysrhythmia treatment protocols since we have shown that the level of the expertise of the surgeon in this area is lowest. Improvement in resuscitation skills should enhance the ability of the surgeon to treat effectively patients who are critically ill.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology