Integration of ambulance staff trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a medical team providing prehospital coronary care.


Ambulance staff with advanced training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and equipped with monitor/defibrillators were used as the initial responders to collapse calls within a medically based prehospital coronary care system. During 21 months, in a population of approximately 120,000, ambulance staff successfully resuscitated six patients from ventricular… (More)


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