The development and implementation of cardiac arrest centers

Michael W. Donnino, Jon C. Rittenberger, David Gaieski, Michael N. Cocchi, Brandon Giberson, Mary Ann Peberdy, Benjamin S. Abella, Bentley J. Bobrow, Clifton Callaway

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In the last decade, many regionalized centers for the care of post-cardiac arrest patients (cardiac arrest centers) have all independently developed with a common goal of providing multi-disciplinary and organized care plans for this patient population. The American Heart Association recently issued support for regionalized and organized comprehensive care for post-arrest patients through a position paper as well as the 2010 American Heart Association BLS/ACLS guidelines. This paper outlines the formation, structure, and implementation of four cardiac arrest centers, and also discusses a statewide model of post-arrest center care. This paper may assist other potential clinical sites that are considering or actively developing cardiac arrest centers of their own.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)974-978
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac arrest center
  • Regionalized care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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