EMS Tips

4 Cardiac Arrest Documentation Tips

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

In the comments area ask me your questions about documentation and writing patient care reports.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.