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We Got Rhythm with EJ Hinterman and Holly Downs

AEDR Editorial Team

Nov 14, 2017|Dispatch in Depth

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 both recently participated in. They discuss the low percentage of bystanders who are comfortable with providing CPR, how to get people to perform CPR at the correct rate, and the value of emergency dispatchers and responders participating in research...

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

Meghan Broadbent, MS, Christopher Olola, PhD, Isabel Gardett, PhD

Mar 22, 2017|AEDR 2017 Vol. 5 Issue 1|Case Study

Although it makes up only about 1-2% of all emergency calls for help, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains one of the most deadly—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 these twin goals, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recently released proposed standards for...

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