Barriers to recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during emergency medical calls: a qualitative inductive thematic analysis

@inproceedings{Alfsen2015BarriersTR,
  title={Barriers to recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during emergency medical calls: a qualitative inductive thematic analysis},
  author={David Alfsen and Thea Palsgaard M\oller and Ingrid Egerod and Freddy K. Lippert},
  booktitle={Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The chance of surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) depends on early and correct recognition of cardiac arrest by the emergency medical dispatcher during the emergency call. When cardiac arrest is identified, telephone guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and referral to an automated external defibrillator should be initiated. Previous studies have investigated barriers to recognition of OHCA, and found the caller's description of sign of life, the type of caller… CONTINUE READING
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