Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Cerebral Resuscitation Study Group.

@article{Bossaert1989BystanderCR,
  title={Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Cerebral Resuscitation Study Group.},
  author={Leo L. Bossaert and R van Hoeyweghen},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 Suppl},
  pages={S55-69; discussion S199-206}
}
Prevalence of bystander CPR and effect on outcome has been evaluated on 3053 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events. Bystander CPR was performed in 33% of recorded cases (n = 998) by lay people in 406 cases (family members 178, other lay people 228) and by bystanding health care workers in 592 cases (nurses 86, doctors 506). Family members and lay people mainly applied CPR in younger CA victims at public places, roadside or at the working place. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and… CONTINUE READING