Rehabilitation & Reintegration After Cardiac Arrest
1TBD, University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
Cardiac arrest systems of care are successfully coordinating community, emergency medical services, and hospital efforts to improve the process of care for patients who have had a cardiac arrest. As a result, the number of people surviving sudden cardiac arrest is increasing. However, physical, cognitive, and emotional effects of surviving cardiac arrest may linger for months or years. Survivorship acknowledges the complex emotional, physical, social, and economic challenges associated with life during and after a critical illness. It recognizes the importance of caregivers and support networks, who may also need guidance throughout the long recovery period. This session will provide an overview of our current understanding of survivorship after cardiac arrest.