Cardiac arrest patients are challenging patient care and documentation situations. Documenting the numerous interventions, personnel involved, and patient response is often more challenging than the actual patient care. Steve Krantz, a paramedic with 35 years of experience as a medic and EMS educator in Wisconsin, shared with me his tips on improving cardiac arrest patient documentation.
A primary component of Steve’s job is quality assurance on all of the CPR patient documentation for our service so he knows quite a bit about good and really good documentation.
Read Steve’s four tips for Cardiac Arrest Documentation in the Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com.
In the comments area ask me your questions about documentation and writing patient care reports.