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Table 2 Expectations held by first-responders

From: Perceptions of resuscitation care among in-hospital cardiac arrest responders: a qualitative analysis

Patients will have easily accessible and congruent code statuses
Impending clinical decline has been recognized by primary team
An authoritative team leader will assume responsibility and assign roles
There will be no shortage of supplies and all equipment will function well
All team members will be familiar with protocols
The code will be properly terminated in a timely fashion
Documentation will be accurate and quick
Disposition of the patient will be safe
Family will be respectfully debriefed and attended to