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Debriefing After Cardiac Arrest

Heather Wolfe, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



Clinical event debriefing adapts learnings from simulation debriefing to allow clinicians time to reflect and collectively learn after significant clinical events. Debriefing provides the opportunity to discuss interactions within the clinical environment to improve performance in the future. Debriefings are categorized by time in relation to the initial event, with “hot” debriefings occurring in the minutes to hours following the event and “cold” debriefings occurring in the days to weeks following an incident. This webinar will focus on how cold briefings can improve resuscitation outcomes based on a recent study across multiple pediatric centers.


Learning Objectives 

  1. Discuss the importance and impact of a data-driven debriefing program after cardiac arrest

  2. Describe how to integrate quantitative data into a cardiac arrest debriefing program

  3. Identify challenges in implementing a cold briefing program


Faculty Bio

Heather Wolfe, MD is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Director of Quality Improvement for Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Wolfe attended the University of Michigan Medical School, completed a combined residency training program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s hospital, and then completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She also holds a Master of Science in Health Policy Research.




From Field to Floor: Exploring CPR,
ECMO and Outcomes

Juliann Eigner, RN BSN CCRN

Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support 

ECMO Program Coordinator 

Scripps Health, San Diego CA



In this webinar you will learn about cutting edge ideas, new technologies, and progressive protocols to help realize higher quality CPR, achieve significantly improved positive outcomes from cardiac arrest, and simultaneously enhance best practices for hospital initiatives. Plus, walk through real life clinical scenarios to see where progressive hospital programs are including ECMO and the relationship with high-quality CPR. Lastly you will learn how refined choreography and defined roles are critical to efficient resuscitation including streamlining with bundles of care and pit crew roles.


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of high-quality CPR and progressive protocols used to improve outcomes from cardiac arrest

  2. Describe how ECMO could significantly increase cardiac arrest outcomes


Faculty Bio

Juliann Eigner, RN BSN CCRN, is the Acute Mechanical Circulatory support & ECMO Program Coordinator at Scripps Health, San Diego CA and recipient of many Scripps leadership and healthcare excellence awards. Ms. Eigner is a frequent clinical presenter at the American Association of Critical Care Nursing National Teaching Institute Conferences and committed to ongoing program development for resuscitation in cardiac arrest.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists 

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

Support for this educational activity from ZOLL Medical Corporation

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