Cardiac & Resuscitation

When out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur, the lack of pulsatile blood flow facilitates rapid clot formation. Although this coagulopathy is poorly understood, strong consideration should be given to administration of drug therapies that reduce the likelihood of hypercoagulation.
Cardiac & Resuscitation

Alameda County (Calif.) EMS has made several sequential changes over the last decade to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care. The bundle of care approach, instituted in conjunction with several different agencies, has resulted in significant improvements in cardiac arrest resuscitation strategies and outcomes.