oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Resuscitation and transport by emergency care workers : resuscitation update
|Article Title||Resuscitation and transport by emergency care workers : resuscitation update|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||C.B. Campbell and R.G. Campbell|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||135 - 137|
Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is linked to the rapid provision of effective external cardiac compressions, defibrillation and appropriate post-resuscitation advanced cardiac life support. Effective provision of these interventions requires strong links in the chain from pre-hospital to hospital based systems. Transport of the patient during resuscitation efforts to emergency departments, and interfacility transfer of patients post-resuscitation for definitive care, have not been demonstrated to increase survival.
This article will explore some of these issues, in a South African, pre-hospital context.
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