A registry measures all aspects of the resuscitation care and can act as a benchmark for the entire EMS system.
Seattle’s Resuscitation Academy mantra – measure, improve, measure, improve – lies at the heart of the need for a registry.
“A cardiac arrest registry is the essence of measurement”. The registry measures not only if a patient lives or dies but whether bystander
CPR was performed and also whether telephone CPR instructions were provided; the quality of the CPR; if there were unacceptable pauses in CPR; if the airway management was successful. Data from every case should be collected and incorporated in a database or registry to use as an internal measurement tool.