Validation of a universal prehospital termination of resuscitation clinical prediction rule for advanced and basic life support providers.

@article{Morrison2009ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a universal prehospital termination of resuscitation clinical prediction rule for advanced and basic life support providers.},
  author={Laurie J. Morrison and Pieter Richard Verbeek and Cathy Zhan and Alex Kiss and Katherine S Allan},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={324-8}
}
BACKGROUND Prehospital termination of resuscitation rules have been derived for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics providing advanced life support care and defibrillation-only Emergency Medical Technicians providing basic life support care. We sought to externally validate each rule on a prospective cohort of prehospital cardiac arrest patients to determine if either rule could be proposed as a universal prehospital termination of resuscitation rule. METHODS Investigators at the… CONTINUE READING

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