Evidence included in this 2018 Scientific Statement shows that when providers take standardized resuscitation courses, whether online or in person, their skills decay over time. This can lead to poor clinical care and survival outcomes for cardiac arrest patients. In addition, healthcare institutions do not always implement the guidelines from these courses as intended. The AHA has found that applying the concepts summarized here can improve how well providers learn and retain these critical skills.
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Highlights From the Resuscitation Education Science Scientific Statement