Longer perishock pauses were associated with decreased survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital shockable cardiac arrest

Adams, Bruce D.
October 2011
ACP Journal Club;10/18/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 4, p11
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which investigated whether perishock pause in chest compressions is associated with survival to hospital discharge in patients with out-of-hospital shockable cardiac arrest. The study setting was emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in Canada and the U.S and involved 815 patients. An association between longer perishock and preshock pauses in chest compressions and decreased survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was found.


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