Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes in emergency departments.
Kalin Kempster, Stuart Howell, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith, Peter Cameron, Judith Finn, Dion Stub, Peter Morley, Janet Bray
Resuscitation | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) plays an important role in out-hospital-cardiac arrest (OHCA) management. However, ED outcomes are not widely reported. This study aimed to (1) describe OHCA ED outcomes and reasons for ED deaths, and (2) whether these differed between hospitals. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry and 12 hospitals for adult, non-traumatic OHCA cases transported to ED between 2014 and 2016. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association of level of cardiac arrest centre on ED survival in a subset of cases (non-paramedic witnessed OHCA who were unconscious on ED arrival with ROSC). RESULTS: Of 1547 el..View full abstract