Children and adults in cardiopulmonary arrest: are advanced life support guidelines followed in the prehospital setting?

@article{Kumar1997ChildrenAA,
  title={Children and adults in cardiopulmonary arrest: are advanced life support guidelines followed in the prehospital setting?},
  author={Vijay R. Kumar and David T Bachman and R T Kiskaddon},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={743-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the proportions of children and adults in whom advanced life support (ALS) guidelines for prehospital management of cardiopulmonary arrest. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of an urban EMS system and an urban ED. We studied 141 consecutive patients (47 children and 94 adults, matched by date of presentation) in cardiopulmonary arrest who were transported to the pediatric and adult EDs by ALS-trained prehospital providers (paramedics… CONTINUE READING