Incidence of agonal respirations in sudden cardiac arrest.

  title={Incidence of agonal respirations in sudden cardiac arrest.},
  author={Jan J Clark and Monsieur le Pr. Kim G. Larsen and Linda L. Culley and Judy Reid Graves and Mickey S. Eisenberg},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 12},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To discover the frequency of agonal respirations in cardiac arrest calls, the ways callers describe them, and discharge rates associated with agonal respirations. DESIGN We reviewed taped recordings of calls reporting cardiac arrests and emergency medical technician and paramedic incident reports for 1991. Arrests after arrival of emergency medical services were excluded. SETTING King County, Washington, excluding the city of Seattle. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred forty-five… CONTINUE READING


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