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Matt Miko

Assessing effectiveness of a new pre-arrival instructions for repositioning a prone patient on their back

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Chris Olola, PhD, Matt Miko, Anna Shmynets, Brett Patterson, Jeff Clawson, MD

May 02, 2023|Research Posters

There can be several barriers to performing effective CPR on patients who call 911 service for help. One of the most challenging barriers is repositioning a patient found by the caller in a prone position i.e., on his/her belly. Existing medical dispatch pre-arrival instructions (on Medical Priority Dispatch System [MPDS®] Protocols Panel C2) provide no specific scripted instructions for repositioning the patient from prone to supine.

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