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The Experience of Using Informational Systems to Improve the ACLS Process Optimization in the Emergency Department

  • Pei Fang Lai (a1), Ying Fang Zhou (a1) and Pin Shou Chen (a1)

Abstract

Introduction:

The best first-aid treatment for cardiac arrest patients is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to not only hope to save lives but to also leave minimal sequelae. The American Heart Association (AHA) published updated ACLS guidelines for care in 2015 emphasizing the concept of teamwork in resuscitation. However, the actual use of ACLS is not easy due to stress and unfamiliarity with the process.

Aim:

Therefore, we want to use the information technology to assist the medical team to implement the ACLS process. This information system can help us to save time and labor, as well as increase precision. In addition to this, data analysis is more convenient, which facilitates the management and supervision of resuscitation quality.

Methods:

An information system was developed using responsive web design (RWD) website. It can be used on a variety of devices, such as desktops, tablets, or mobile phones, and can be updated simultaneously. The system requires non-synchronous operation to be used in a wireless network environment. When the information system is in operation, the medical personnel can perform the resuscitation actions according to voice prompts, which can periodically remind staff to check rhythm, give correct medication dose, and identify whether defibrillation shock is needed. At the same time, the entire process can be recorded instantly. After the file is uploaded, the medical records are complete at the same time.

Results:

After 3 months, the satisfaction of medical staff reached 80.3%, the rate of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) of OHCA cases elevated to 45% from 15%, and discharge without neurological sequelae elevated to 33% from 27.4%.

Discussion:

All hospital staff can use this system to assist in the correct implementation of advanced CPR. It improves the quality of resuscitation and reduces the burden on clinical and writing medical records of medical staff.

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The Experience of Using Informational Systems to Improve the ACLS Process Optimization in the Emergency Department

  • Pei Fang Lai (a1), Ying Fang Zhou (a1) and Pin Shou Chen (a1)

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