Archive - Sep 25, 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - Sep 25, 2017 - SCA Article

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Patients Undergoing Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Do Not Benefit from ACLS During Transport

No association found between advanced cardiac life support during transport and an increased survival for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

DES PLAINES, IL--There is no association between prehospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and survival to hospital discharge in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). ACLS is, however, associated with an improvement in prehospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but with longer delays to hospital arrival. These are the primary findings of a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

People Are Reluctant to Use Public Defibrillators to Treat Cardiac Arrests

A new study suggests members of the public don’t know what defibrillators are, how to use them, or where to find them. It also suggests organizations don’t feel they should have one or feel unable to obtain one.

COVENTRY, UK--A study led by the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests.

The analysis of existing international studies, which has been published in the European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, suggests that there are a number of factors that prevent members of the public from using them and potentially saving lives.

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