Unfortunately, the TV reporters are related closely to the lawyers. They have to sell themselves with what the public wants to hear. Their claims are so people will like them and give them their money.
The real numbers are more like 13 - 30 % save rate, s/p code. If you are a lawyer or reporter you need to have someone to blame when something goes wrong, so you say that there should be a 90% save rate. Now you can blame the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers, thereby giving a good reason to file a big $$$ lawsuit.
You are right. The public should know that there aren't any quick, easy fixes. The people we "code" are dead to start with. We only do CPR on people who are not breathing and who have no pulse. - That translates to dead.
A few of those we are able to bring back to life. Good Lord willing. Trick is, how do you get that message out. The press and the lawyers have a vested interest in keeping the public believing the other way.
Good luck finding a solution.
just my $ .02