TITLE

Volunteers trained in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

AUTHOR(S)
Hallstrom, A.P.; Ornato, J.P.; Weisfeldt, M
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that volunteers trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Number of patients with definite out-of-hospital cardiac arrest surviving to hospital discharge. In patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, more patients survived to hospital discharge when response teams composed of volunteers trained in CPR also used automated external defibrillators.
ACCESSION #
15851759

 

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