Time to First Compression using Medical Priority Dispatch System Compression- First Dispatch-CPR Protocols

Without bystander CPR, cardiac arrest survival decreases 7%-10% for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Dispatcher-assisted CPR (D-CPR) has been shown to increase the rates of bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival. Other reports suggest that the most critical component of bystander CPR is chest compressions with minimal...

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Present Perceived Control: Controlling What We Can

The job of an emergency dispatcher is inherently stressful. As a 9-1-1 dispatcher, it is expected to receive a call for a multi-system trauma victim, a child drowning, an assault, amongst thousands of others, will be answered. These stressors are encountered multiple times per shift. While answering the call is controllable, the stressor...

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Four hands are needed for female bystanders to achieve the required chest compression depth during dispatcherassisted CPR: A randomized controlled trial

Adequate chest compression (CC) depth is paramount for resuscitation outcomes. Elderly rescuers are often unable to achieve the required 5-6 cm CC depth; thus, we investigated new strategies to improve CC performance. : To evaluate the effects of the Andrew Maneuver (four-hands CC) on the depth of CCs performed by elderly...

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