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

Hallstrom, A.P.; Ornato, J.P.; Weisfeldt, M
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
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.


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