A text message alert system for trained volunteers improves out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.

@article{Pijls2016ATM,
  title={A text message alert system for trained volunteers improves out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.},
  author={Ruud W M Pijls and Patricia Joan Nelemans and Braim M. Rahel and Anton P. M. Gorgels},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2016},
  volume={105},
  pages={182-7}
}
AIMS The survival rate of sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) increases by early notification of Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) and early application of basic life support (BLS) techniques and defibrillation. A Text Message (TM) alert system for trained volunteers in the community was implemented in the Netherlands to reduce response times. The aim of this study was to assess if this system improves survival after OHCA. METHODS AND RESULTS From April 2012 to April 2014 data on all… CONTINUE READING