Cooper and Evans developed the Resuscitation Predictor Scoring Scale to evaluate patients suffering an in-hospital cardiac arrest. The authors are from Deriford Hospital in Plymouth, England.
Patient selection: in-hospital cardiac arrest with CPR attempts going beyond 15 minutes
(1) age in years
(2) cardiac rhythm
(3) primary mode of arrest
Age in Years
Odds Ratio for Survival
< 70 years
PEA or asystole
cardiac or unknown
>= 70 years
VT or VF
• PEA = pulseless electrical activity
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient who has suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest using the Resuscitation Predictor Scoring (RPS) scale of Cooper and Evans.
Objective: risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection