Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

2 Department of Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

3 Ph.D Student of Nursing Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Background and aims: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success rate is an important issue for all healthcare facilities. In the present study, success rate and related factors were assessed in a hospital in Iran. 
Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted in 2017. By using the convenience sampling, 156 patients were selected. Variables based on the In-Hospital Utstein-Style were used, which included 3 categories: patients, cardiac arrest and follow-up. Data were analyzed by SPSS 22. 
Results: Of 156 participants, 92 were male and the average age was 61.4±5.5 years. Most cardiac arrest occurred in night shift (43.6%). The most common cause of cardiac arrest was cancer (33%). Of 156 patients, 102 died. Results showed a significant correlation between success rate, a patient’s sex, rhythm type and medication administered during resuscitation (P < 0.001). 
Conclusion: Success rate in our study was low in comparison to previous studies. Further attention should be paid to this issue.


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