Out-of-Hospital Chain of Survival
This is the idea that every step in the out-of-hospital chain of survival is critical to a successful outcome, just as every link in a real chain is critical to its integrity. Additionally, a weak link in the out-of-hospital chain of survival also includes any delays in moving from one step to the next.
The earlier these steps take place in an emergency, the better the chance of a patient’s survival.
- Recognition and Activation of EMS
- High-Quality CPR
- Advanced Care
- Post Cardiac Arrest Care