EMS Dispatch CPR Instructions for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Updated:Jan 9,2012

Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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  • Bystander CPR can more than double a person’s chance of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), which is a leading cause of death globally.
  • This scientific statement reviews the process of providing CPR prearrival instructions to bystanders who call 9-1-1 and describes the framework for best practices and performance measurement.
  • Implementing telephone prearrival CPR instructions can significantly strengthen the Chain of Survival and save lives from OHCA.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2012: published online before print Jan. 9, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ee5fc

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