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About 75000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest in Germany every year. 47% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in Germany are bystander witnessed, but in only 16.1% is bystander-initiated CPR undertaken. In comparison to other countries, Germany is in the last third of bystander-initiated CPR activities. But bystander CPR is one of the most(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac arrest following trauma occurs infrequently compared with cardiac aetiology. Within the German Resuscitation Registry a traumatic cause is documented in about 3% of cardiac arrest patients. Regarding the national Trauma Registry, only a few of these trauma patients with cardiac arrest survive. The aim of the present study was to analyze(More)
AIMS Investigating the effects of any intervention during cardiac arrest remains difficult. The ROSC after cardiac arrest score was introduced to facilitate comparison of rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) between different ambulance services. To study the influence of chest compression quality management (including training, real-time(More)
INTRODUCTION Between 1 and 31% of patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survive to discharge from hospital. International studies have shown that the level of care provided by the admitting hospital determines survival for patients suffering from OHCA. These data may only be partially transferable to the German medical system where(More)
Every year a large number of patients suffer from cardiac arrest and must be reanimated. The German Resuscitation Registry was founded in 2007 in order to analyze and optimize these measures. The registry documents the course of reanimated patients at the time points "first aid", "further management" and "long-term outcome" and can thus provide a complete(More)
BACKGROUND Airway management during resuscitation attempts is pivotal for treating hypoxia, and endotracheal intubation is the standard procedure. This German Resuscitation Registry analysis investigates the influence of airway management on primary outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, in a physician-based emergency system. METHODS A total of(More)
In German hospitals there is a growing need to offer a high quality in-hospital emergency care, because of the increasing age of the patients and to the shortening of hospital stay, as well as the increasingly complex medical procedures increases the risk of emergencies. The in-hospital emergency care should not be different from the pre-hospital emergency(More)
Sudden death due to cardiac arrest represents one of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine, not only because of the massive number of cases involved but also because of its tremendous social and economic impact. For many years, the magic figure of 1 per 1000 inhabitants per year was generally accepted as an estimate of the annual incidence of(More)
Witnesses of a sudden cardiac arrest play a key-role in resuscitation. Lay-persons should therefore be trained to recognize that a collapsed person who is not breathing at all or breathing normally might suffer from cardiac arrest. Information of professional emergency medical staff by lay-persons and their initiation of(More)
Introduction: Cardiac arrest following trauma occurs infrequently compared with cardiac aetiology. Within the German Resuscitation Registry a traumatic cause is documented in about 3% of cardiac arrest patients. Regarding the national Trauma Registry, only a few of these trauma patients with cardiac arrest survive. The aim of the present study was to(More)