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Optimal Level of Training for Emergency Call Takers: Ensuring the Best Outcome in Cardiac...

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This study indicates that more fundamental training targeted toward specific protocol performance may increase the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR.

American Heart Association Gives St. Charles County (MO) Paramedics High Marks for Cardiac Care

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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.
Photo shows a patient being treated in an ambulance.

New Approach Helps Paramedics Better Assess Chest Pain

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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.
Back of an ambulance.

Cerebral Oximetry: A New Tool for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitations?

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Cerebral oximetry has been used for years in cardiac surgery and neurointensive care settings. It's now getting attention in the prehospital world.

The Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Prehospital Cardiac Arrest

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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.

Temporal Utilization Trends in Prehospital Mechanical CPR Devices

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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.