Establishing a standard “Cardiac Arrest Call” telephone number for all hospitals in Europe 2222 is of utmost importance. The “cardiac arrest call” number should be instinctive for doctors and nurses – just like the 112 number is in Europe for the general population. Thus, we could reduce the incidence of delays and confusion by staff having to remember or find the correct number for each hospital when trying to summon the resuscitation team.

The German Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe, supports this endeavor and wrote a letter to the German Hospital Association (DKG). This number has already been established in the United Kingdom.