Changes In Treatment Of Patients In Cardiac Arrest

From :WFMD

Beginning July 1, 2013, patients suffering a cardiac arrest will receive a  minimum of 15 minutes of High-Performance CPR by Emergency Medical Service (EMS)  providers prior to being transported to the nearest hospital emergency  department.

Currently, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers transport cardiac-arrest  patients to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible, all while attempting to  treat the individual enroute. Statistics show, however, that this practice has  not increased survival rates. Based on recommendations from the National  Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians and the Office of the Chief  Medical Examiner of Maryland, as well as the American Heart Association, the  Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers has opted to  change the initial treatment rendered to cardiac-arrest patients.

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