Michos, Mary Beth
September 2006
Fire Chief;Sep2006, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p50
Trade Publication
The article presents a comparison of emergency care five decades ago to today. The differences in dealing with cardiac arrest are illustrated. Modern emergency medical services began in the 1960s. The development of CPR by physicians was the first major advancement. The portable external defibrillator was also developed. Another significant event was the release of a report which listed recommendations to improve survivability of trauma patients.


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