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BACKGROUND Prompt emergency medical service (EMS) system activation with rapid delivery of pre-hospital treatment is essential for patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The two most commonly used dispatch tools are Medical Priority Dispatch (MPD) and Criteria Based Dispatch (CBD). We compared cardiac arrest call processing using these(More)
Pathologic electrocardiogram (ECG) may be present in more than 90% of patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage. The ECG findings are often transient and may mimic acute myocardial ischaemia or infarction. These ECG findings may cause diagnostic problems in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage who are unconscious or who have atypical symptoms.(More)
Pre-hospital care (PHC) personnel can be exposed to patients with infections at any time. The recent epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has highlighted the need for guidelines (SOPs) and competence in handling patients with infectious diseases in a safe manner, for both patient and PHC crew. Low fidelity in situ simulation can be an effective tool for(More)
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