Improving CPR Quality and Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Is in Our Hands

Author(s): Hayes Jennifer E

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Quality Improvement

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

High quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with improved outcomes, yet research shows healthcare providers often deliver suboptimal CPR. This session discusses one organization’s success in doubling survival to hospital discharge and improving CPR quality tenfold. The step-by-step journey and best practices are shared. Participants leave with actionable items to implement immediately.


  • Summarize the five components of high-quality CPR.
  • Explain practical methods to improve CPR quality and patient outcomes.
  • Identify one opportunity to improve resuscitation quality and develop a plan to implement a change in your own organization.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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