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Decision Support Tool of McCullough et al in Cardiac Arrest Victims

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient shortly after a cardiac arrest to predict short term outcome using the cardiac arrest score of McCullough et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

I46

Description:

McCullough et al developed a simple score for evaluating a patient who has undergone a cardiac arrest. The score uses 3 simple clinical findings available shortly after resuscitation that can predict the short term outcome for the patient. The authors are from several hospitals with the lead author from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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