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J. Brent Myers, MD

J. Brent Myers, MD

J. Brent Myers, MD, is director and medical director of the Wake County EMS System in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. Contact him at Brent.Myers@co.wake.nc.us.

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The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.


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