Longer perishock pauses were associated with decreased survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital shockable cardiac arrest
- Does prehospital intubation make a difference to survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? Edwards, Tim // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Dec2011, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p709
The article discusses a study which examines the cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in patients ages 18 years to assess the impact of prehospital intubation on OHCA. The study used endotracheal intubation (ETI), which was considered the method for airway management in cardiac arrest....
- Another step towards the acceptance of chest compression only CPR for primary cardiac arrest. Ewy, Gordon A. // Evidence Based Nursing;Jan2014, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p21
The article presents a study which examines the effectiveness and acceptance of chest compression on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CO-CPR) for primary cardiac arrest. Outcomes among 1376 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients in a prospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study...
- Intubation in cardiac arrest: the ROC of our salvation? Edwards, Tim // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Aug2012, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p481
The article reports a research determining survival to discharge with satisfactory functional status in adult cases of nontraumatic cardiac arrest managed with endotracheal intubation (ETI) versus insertion of a supraglottic airway (SGA). The results revealed that, in comparison with successful...
- Chest compressions: they really are important. Murphy, Barry // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Jul2012, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p421
The article discusses the importance of chest compressions in terms of improving survival rates. The new changed guidelines by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines by increasing proportion of time focusing on chest...
- Reducing peri-shock pauses in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest increases odds of survival. Murphy-Jones, Barry // Journal of Paramedic Practice;May2014, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p265
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- Prehospital trauma management: a fluid opinion. Brady, Mike // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p334
The article focuses on the five-year retrospective cohort study made by E. R. Haut and colleagues, which reveals increased mortality rates of trauma patients receiving prehospital intravenous (IV) fluid administration.
- Is less sometimes more? Airway management in cardiac arrestâ€¦. Edwards, Tim // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Jun2014, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p319
No abstract available.
- Adrenaline in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: is the jury out? Williams, Julia // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Oct2011, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p585
The article presents a study on the effectiveness of the use of adrenaline to improve the survival of patients in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The study involves 601 patients who randomly receive either 1:1000 of adrenaline or 0.9% of sodium chloride, or placebo, during advanced life support....
- Paramedic RSI can mend hearts as well as minds. Edwards, Tim // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Jul2013, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p416
The article discusses research done on the use of rapid sequence intubation in predicting improved survival among patients intubated after cardiac arrest. It references a study by H. Kwok and colleagues published in the 2013 issue of "Resuscitation." Research findings offered evidence for the...