Chapter 5. Chain of Survival

  1. Pam Moule RN, DipN, DipNE, BSc(Hons), MSc, EdD Reader and
  2. John W. Albarran RN, DipN (Lon.), BSc (Hons), PG Dip Ed, MSc, DPhil NFESC Reader
  1. Ben King Senior Resuscitation Officer

Published Online: 22 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch5

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

How to Cite

King, B. (2009) Chain of Survival, in Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition (eds P. Moule and J. W. Albarran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193542

Online ISBN: 9781444316056

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Keywords:

  • Chain of Survival - individual components in emergency management;
  • effective resuscitation - dependent on number of different interventions;
  • development of Chain of Survival;
  • basic life support (BLS) and defibrillation;
  • early defibrillation;
  • post-resuscitation care;
  • ‘Phone First’ or ‘CPR First’;
  • early access and early CPR and appropriate staff training;
  • early warning systems routinely used in hospital settings;
  • monitoring high-risk patients and recognising signs of deterioration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aims

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Development of the Chain of Survival

  • Implementation of the Chain of Survival

  • Debate Surrounding the Chain of Survival

  • How the Chain of Survival Functions in Practice

  • Review of Learning

  • Conclusion

  • References