Paramedic compliance with ACLS epinephrine guidelines in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Scliopou2006ParamedicCW,
  title={Paramedic compliance with ACLS epinephrine guidelines in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={James Scliopou and Timothy J. Mader and Louis Durkin and Michael R. Stevens},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={394-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this observational study was to determine the baseline rate of adherence to current American Heart Association guidelines with regard to use of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. METHODS A structured explicit retrospective review of all adult victims of cardiac arrest logged in the EMSCQI.com database during its first 20 months in operation from February 2004 to October 2005. Noncompliance was defined as epinephrine administration on average less than… CONTINUE READING