The New STS Protocol for the Management of Arrests after Cardiac Surgery

In a discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, four allied health professionals consider the new STS protocol for the management of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery, an expert consensus statement that was published in January 2017. Joel Dunning of James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, is joined by Aaron Morton of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, Jill Ley of the University of California at San Francisco, California, Rick Bell of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, and John Whitlock of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The panelists discuss key elements of this postsurgical cardiac arrest protocol, the importance of well-defined and thoroughly practiced protocols for emergency situations, and their experiences implementing this new protocol.