Heather Brom, PhD RN, NP-C

Nurse Staffing and Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Jan. 27, 2021

In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCAs) are catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite improvements in resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of patients who experience an IHCA  survive to discharge. Survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Racial disparities in IHCA survival have been linked, in part, to the quality of care during hospitalization.