Dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation: time to identify cardiac arrest and deliver chest compression instructions.

TitleDispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation: time to identify cardiac arrest and deliver chest compression instructions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLewis M, Stubbs BA, Eisenberg MS
JournalCirculation
Volume128
Issue14
Pagination1522-30
Date Published2013 Oct 1
Abstract

Dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-CPR), in which 9-1-1 dispatchers provide CPR instructions over the telephone, has been shown to nearly double the rate of bystander CPR. We sought to identify factors that hampered the identification of cardiac arrest by 9-1-1 dispatchers and prevented or delayed the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR chest compressions.

DOI10.1155/2013/452948
Alternate JournalCirculation