Public access defibrillation: psychological consequences in responders.

  title={Public access defibrillation: psychological consequences in responders.},
  author={Ellen Davies and Benjamin Maybury and Michael Colquhoun and Richard Whitfield and Tony Rossetti and Norman Vetter},
  volume={77 2},
BACKGROUND Adverse psychological reactions are relatively frequent in professional ambulance crews who attend traumatic events, yet appear unusual in lay persons who attempt resuscitation of victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest. AIM To investigate the psychological profile of first responders to gain insight into possible factors that might protect them against such reactions. METHODS Qualitative study of first responders in a community scheme in Barry, South Wales. In depth semi… CONTINUE READING