Cardiac Arrest (Canada)

Adult on the ground being resuscitated by a passer by

The Cardiac Arrest PSP (Canada) was established in 2018 to identify unanswered questions regarding the pre-hospital, in-hospital, and post-discharge care (both clinical and psycho-social) of adult survivors of sudden cardiac arrest.  

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant cause of death worldwide and in Canada approximately 40,000 occur each year. Whilst past research efforts have nearly doubled survival rates for OHCA victims, the current average rate remains very low at approximately 10%. 

The PSP launched in February 2019.

Key documents

Cardiac Arrest PSP (Canada) Protocol