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NCAA Scope and Dataset - Effective 1 April 2018

NCAA Scope

Following discussions at the last NCAA Annual Meeting and with the advent of the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes (OHCAO) Registry, the NCAA Steering Group has decided to amend the NCAA scope to exclude any resuscitation event commencing in the community and subsequently attended by the in-hospital resuscitation team (or equivalent).

The NCAA scope has therefore been amended to:

Any resuscitation event commencing in-hospital where an individual receives chest compression(s) and/or defibrillation and is attended by the hospital-based resuscitation team (or equivalent) in response to a 2222 call.

Data will be collected where ALL of the following criteria are met (in any order):

  • individual is an adult or child over 28 days;
  • resuscitation event commenced in-hospital; this includes all areas covered by the hospital-based resuscitation team (or equivalent);
  • individual received chest compression(s) and/or defibrillation;
  • 2222 call made; and
  • individual attended to by hospital-based resuscitation team (or equivalent) in response to the 2222 call.

NCAA Dataset

To ensure the quality of CPC data, a “Not assessed” option will be added to the ‘CPC at discharge from your hospital’ field. This option should be selected only after all avenues for obtaining CPC within your hospital have been tried.

The updates will come into effect from 1 April 2018.

Updated versions of the NCAA Data Collection Form, Data Collection Manual, Dataset Flow Diagram and Dataset Quiz are available to download from File Exchange (log-in required); other supporting documents will be updated in due course.

Please contact the NCAA Team if you have any questions on 020 7269 9288 or ncaa@icnarc.org.