Journal article

Diagnosis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by emergency medical dispatch: A diagnostic systematic review.

Ian R Drennan, Guillaume Geri, Steve Brooks, Keith Couper, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Peter Kudenchuk, Theresa Olasveengen, Jeffrey Pellegrino, Stephen M Schexnayder, Peter Morley, undefined Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Life Support (PLS) and Education, Implementation and Teams (EIT) Taskforces of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), undefined BLS Task Force, undefined Pediatric Task Force, undefined EIT Task Force

Resuscitation | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrest is a time-sensitive condition requiring urgent intervention. Prompt and accurate recognition of cardiac arrest by emergency medical dispatchers at the time of the emergency call is a critical early step in cardiac arrest management allowing for initiation of dispatcher-assisted bystander CPR and appropriate and timely emergency response. The overall accuracy of dispatchers in recognizing cardiac arrest is not known. It is also not known if there are specific call characteristics that impact the ability to recognize cardiac arrest. METHODS: We performed a systematic review to examine dispatcher recognition of cardiac arrest as well as to identify call characterist..

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