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What is NCAA?

The National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA) is the national clinical audit of in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK and Ireland.

It is a joint initiative between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and ICNARC.



All acute hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland are welcome to join NCAA.

We welcome enquiries from interested international hospitals who may wish to take advantage of the services we offer via NCAA.

Aims

The aims of the audit are to:

  • improve patient outcomes;
  • decrease incidence of avoidable cardiac arrests;
  • decrease incidence of inappropriate resuscitation; and
  • promote adoption and compliance with evidence-based practice.

Scope of data collection

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.

Latest News - NCAA

  1. Dataset top tip: Use of "Other intermediate care area" as 'Location of arrest' or 'Post-arrest location'

    What is an "Other intermediate care area" and when should I use it?

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  2. Newsletter - Issue 3 (July 2018)

    The latest edition of the NCAA newsletter is live!

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  3. *This position is now closed for applications.* We are recruiting for a Data Coordinator - Clinical Audits

    We provide high quality information to critical care and in-hospital resuscitation teams through our National Audit Programme and Clinical Trials Unit. Join our team as a Data Coordinator for clinical audits.

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  4. Dataset top tip: Haemodialysis

    Recording haemodialysis unit as a 'Location of arrest' or 'Post-arrest location'

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  5. An Interview With…Emily Reynolds, NCAA Steering Group Member

    Emily shares her experience of being a member of the NCAA Steering Group

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  6. Dataset top tip: Re-arrests

    What determines the end of a team visit?

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  7. An Interview With…Kelly Shiel, Resuscitation Officer

    Kelly shares her experience of participating in NCAA

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  8. Dataset top tip: Pre-hospital arrests

    What is and what is not classed as a pre-hospital arrest

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  9. NCAA Newsletter - Issue 2 March 2018

    Issue 2 has now been published.

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  10. Staff Update - Welcome to Sarah

    Welcome to Sarah, Programme Coordinator for NCAA

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