Topic: Cardiac arrest

We Got Rhythm with EJ Hinterman and Holly Downs

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode06-2017-09-22-Metronome_Study_EJ_Hinterman_and_Holly_Downs_mixdown-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:11 — 41.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS | More Isabel Gardett talks with EJ Hinterman, captain of the Draper City Fire Department, and Holly Downs, a training coordinator for Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center, about a metronome study they...

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Applying the American Heart Association’s Recommended Hands-on-Chest Time Performance Measures

Although it makes up only about 1-2% of all emergency calls for help, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains one of the most deadly1—and one of the most hotly debated—topics in emergency services. Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) can play a critical role in improving survival rates for victims of SCA. In order to provide the most timely, effective care, EMDs must first identify that an SCA is occurring, then move quickly to provide instructions for bystander CPR. To support the achievement of...

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Emergency Medical Dispatchers’ Ability to Determine Obvious or Expected Death Outcomes Using a Medical Priority Dispatch Protocol

Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs), at emergency communication centers that have implemented the Medical Priority Dispatch System® (MPDS) protocols, use scripted questions to interrogate people calling 9-1-1. Based on this interrogation, case determinant codes are assigned– to identify the specific patient condition and enable optimal allocation and deployment of resources to ensure appropriate field responses. MPDS determinant codes for both OBVIOUS and EXPECTED DEATH...

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Past, Present, and Future of Emergency Dispatch Research: A Systematic Literature Review

Emergency dispatch is a relatively new field, but the growth of dispatching as a profession, along with raised expectations for help before responders arrive, has led to increased production of and interest in emergency dispatch research.  As yet, no systematic review of dispatch research has been conducted. : This study reviewed the existing literature and indicated gaps in the research as well as potentially fruitful extensions of current lines of study....

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