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This study indicates that more fundamental training targeted toward specific protocol performance may increase the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR.
The correct tools, training and practices allow St. Charles County Ambulance District paramedics to rapidly treat these patients and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.
A study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Health shows that on-scene use of a new protocol and advanced diagnostic equipment can help paramedics better identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiac events.
Cerebral oximetry has been used for years in cardiac surgery and neurointensive care settings. It's now getting attention in the prehospital world.
With cardiac arrest being one of the most common critical conditions treated by EMS providers, the apparent improvement in patient centered outcomes yielded by POCUS would certainly justify more widespread use of ultrasound in the prehospital setting, writes Mathew Kent.
The authors suggest the use of mechanical CPR be revisited in the prehospital setting as a tool only in specific circumstances when manual CPR is not feasible.
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