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Educational Efficiency, the Emerging Factor in Utstein’s Formula For Survival

The Utstein Formula for Survival depicts the three components essential to improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest – medical science, educational efficiency, and local implementation. While equally weighted from a mathematical perspective, only recently has education stepped into the spotlight with its fellow factors to exact its importance in the formula for survival. This paradigm shift is important. In an area where education has traditionally been a second consideration, it is now being given the attention it deserves. This newfound reputation is heavily attributed to the 2018 publication of the American Heart Association’s scientific statement: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest.

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