Evaluating the effectiveness of dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions.

  title={Evaluating the effectiveness of dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions.},
  author={Christian Vaillancourt and Aikta Verma and John Trickett and Denis Cr{\^e}te and Tammy Beaudoin and Lisa P. Nesbitt and George A Wells and Ian G Stiell},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={14 10},
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of agonal breathing during cardiac arrest (CA), its impact on the ability of 9-1-1 dispatchers to identify CA, and the impact of dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions on bystander CPR rates. METHODS A before-after observational study enrolling out-of-hospital adult CA patients where resuscitation was attempted in a single city with basic life support with defibrillation/advanced life support tiered emergency medical services… CONTINUE READING


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