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Prehospital cardiac arrest

Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Gavin D Perkins, Alain Cariou
Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is the most time-critical medical emergency. In the second paper of this Series on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, we considered important issues in the prehospital management of cardiac arrest. Successful resuscitation relies on a strong chain of survival with the community, dispatch centre, ambulance, and hospital working together. Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation has the greatest impact on survival. If the community response does not restart the heart, resuscitation is continued by emergency medical services' staff...
March 10, 2018: Lancet
Seo Young Ko, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, So Yeon Kong
INTRODUCTION: The deployment of first responders in a public place is one of the interventions that is used for increasing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA). We studied the association between the presence of a first responder and the survival of OHCA that occurred during a period of exercise in a public place. METHODS: All of the adult OHCAs of a presumed cardiac etiology that occurred during a period of exercise in a public place and that were witnessed by a bystander between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
Oscar Thabouillot, K Bertho, E Rozenberg, N-C Roche, G Boddaert, D Jost, J-P Tourtier
INTRODUCTION: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a technique to control haemorrhage by placing a retrograde catheter in an artery and inflating a balloon at its tip. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the proportion of injured people who could potentially have benefited from this technique prior to hospitalisation, including on the scene or during transport. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of all patients with trauma registered in the Paris Fire Brigade emergency medical system between 1 January and 31 December 2014...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Rein Ketelaars, Christian Beekers, Geert-Jan Van Geffen, Gert Jan Scheffer, Nico Hoogerwerf
BACKGROUND: Patients in cardiac arrest must receive algorithm-based management such as basic life support and advanced (cardiac) life support. International guidelines dictate diagnosing and treating any factor that may have caused the arrest or may be complicating the resuscitation. Ultrasound may be of potential value in this process and can be used in a prehospital setting. The objective is to evaluate the use of prehospital ultrasound during traumatic and non-traumatic CPR and determine its impact on prehospital treatment decisions in a Dutch helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS)...
February 22, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Joel Neves Briard, Luc de Montigny, Dave Ross, François de Champlain, Eli Segal
Introduction Rapid access to defibrillation is a key element in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). Public automated external defibrillators (PAEDs) are becoming increasingly available, but little information exists regarding the relation between the proximity to the arrest and their usage in urban areas. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional analysis of non-traumatic OHCA during a 24-month period in the greater Montreal area (Quebec, Canada)...
February 13, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Alexis Cournoyer, Éric Notebaert, Luc de Montigny, Dave Ross, Sylvie Cossette, Luc Londei-Leduc, Massimiliano Iseppon, Yoan Lamarche, Catalina Sokoloff, Brian J Potter, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Dominic Larose, Judy Morris, Raoul Daoust, Jean-Marc Chauny, Éric Piette, Jean Paquet, Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, François de Champlain, Eli Segal, Martin Albert, Marie-Claude Guertin, André Denault
AIMS: Patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are frequently transported to the closest hospital. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is often indicated following OHCA. This study's primary objective was to determine the association between being transported to a PCI-capable hospital and survival to discharge for patients with OHCA. The additional delay to hospital arrival which could offset a potential increase in survival associated with being transported to a PCI-capable center was also evaluated...
February 1, 2018: Resuscitation
Brian Grunau, Takahisa Kawano, William Dick, Ronald Straight, Helen Connolley, Robert Schlamp, Frank Scheuermeyer, Christopher B Fordyce, David Barbic, John Tallon, Jim Christenson
BACKGROUND: British Columbia (BC) Emergency Health Services implemented a strategy to improve outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), focusing on paramedic-led high-quality on-scene resuscitation. We measured changes in care metrics and survival trends. METHODS: This was a post-hoc study of prospectively identified consecutive non-traumatic ambulance-treated adult OHCAs from 2006 to 2016 within BC's four metropolitan areas. The primary outcome was survival to hospital discharge; we described available favourable neurological outcomes (mRS ≤3)...
February 2, 2018: Resuscitation
Josh Seim, Melody J Glenn, Joshua English, Karl Sporer
BACKGROUND: Are 9-1-1 ambulances relatively late to poorer neighborhoods? Studies suggesting so often rely on weak measures of neighborhood (e.g., postal zip code), limit the analysis to particular ambulance encounters (e.g., cardiac arrest responses), and do little to account for variations in dispatch priority or intervention severity. METHODS: We merged EMS ambulance contact records in a single California county (n = 87,554) with tract-level data from the American Community Survey (n = 300)...
January 30, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Romain Jouffroy, Perrine Ravasse, Anastasia Saade, Rado Idialisoa, Pascal Philippe, Pierre Carli, Benoit Vivien
Objective: It has not been determined yet whether the number of defibrillation shocks delivered over the first 30 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) impacts the rate of successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study in non-traumatic OHCA. Patients who were administered defibrillation shocks using a public automated external defibrillator (AED) were consecutively enrolled in the study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Akira Yamashita, Tetsuo Maeda, Yasuhiro Myojo, Keisuke Ohta, Hideo Inaba
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in chronological variations in characteristics and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) between elderly and non-elderly patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed bystander-witnessed OHCAs without prehospital involvement of physicians between January 2007 and December 2014 in Japan. We considered the following time periods: night-time (23:00-5:59) and non-night-time; we further divided non-night-time into dinnertime (18:00-20:29) and other non-night-time...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Although hospital presentations for pediatric anaphylaxis have been described in the literature, a minimal amount is known regarding the incidence, characteristics, and management of pediatric anaphylaxis presenting to emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of pediatrics (≤16 years) presenting to EMS in Victoria, Australia. Patients with suspected anaphylaxis were included if they were treated with epinephrine before or after EMS arrival...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Mario Hensel, Daniel Geppert, Jan F Kersten, Markus Stuhr, Jürgen Lorenz, Sebastian Wirtz, Thoralf Kerner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the association between weather-related factors and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a prehospital setting. Data from the Emergency Medical Service in Hamburg (Germany) and data from the local weather station were evaluated over a 5-year period. Weather data (temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed) were obtained every minute and matched with the associated rescue mission data...
January 18, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Akira Funada, Yoshikazu Goto, Hayato Tada, Ryota Teramoto, Masaya Shimojima, Kenshi Hayashi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Masakazu Yamagishi
BACKGROUND: The relationship between duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and post-arrest outcomes based on severity stratification in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients without prehospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) remains unclear. METHODS: We analysed 420,959 adult patients without prehospital ROSC in the All-Japan OHCA registry for 4 years. Prehospital CPR duration was defined as the time from CPR initiation by emergency medical service (EMS) providers to hospital arrival...
March 2018: Resuscitation
Takahisa Kawano, Brian Grunau, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Koichiro Gibo, Christopher B Fordyce, Steve Lin, Robert Stenstrom, Robert Schlamp, Sandra Jenneson, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We seek to determine the effect of intraosseous over intravenous vascular access on outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: This secondary analysis of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Prehospital Resuscitation Using an Impedance Valve and Early Versus Delayed (PRIMED) study included adult patients with nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated during 2007 to 2009, excluding those with any unsuccessful attempt or more than one access site...
January 6, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Natalie Elizabeth Anderson, Merryn Gott, Julia Slark
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to explore ambulance personnel's decisions to commence, continue, withhold or terminate resuscitation efforts for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHOD: Semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 16 demographically diverse ambulance personnel, currently employed in a variety of emergency ambulance response roles, around New Zealand. RESULTS: Participants sought and integrated numerous factors, beyond established prognostic indicators, when making resuscitation decisions...
January 5, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Robert G Walker, Lynn J White, Geneva N Whitmore, Alexander Esibov, Michael K Levy, Gregory C Cover, Joel D Edminster, James M Nania
OBJECTIVE: Physiologic alterations during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) have been studied in several emergency airway management settings, but few data exist to describe physiologic alterations during prehospital RSI performed by ground-based paramedics. To address this evidence gap and provide guidance for future quality improvement initiatives in our EMS system, we collected electronic monitoring data to evaluate peri-intubation vital signs changes occurring during prehospital RSI...
January 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Akira Yamashita, Tetsuo Maeda, Yoshihito Kita, Satoru Sakagami, Yasuhiro Myojo, Yukihiro Wato, Yutaka Yoshita, Hideo Inaba
BACKGROUND: The quality of acute aortic syndrome (AAS) assessment by emergency medical service (EMS) and the incidence and prehospital factors associated with 1-month survival remain unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data collected for 94,468 patients with non-traumatic medical emergency excluding out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during the period of 2011-2014. RESULTS: Of these transported by EMS, 22,075 had any of the AAS-related symptoms, and 330 had an EMS-assessed risk for AAS; of these, 195 received an in-hospital AAS diagnosis...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Rajat Kalra, Garima Arora, Nirav Patel, Rajkumar Doshi, Lorenzo Berra, Pankaj Arora, Navkaranbir S Bajaj
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) with therapeutic hypothermia is an integral component of postarrest care for survivors. However, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have failed to demonstrate the benefit of TTM on clinical outcomes. We sought to determine if the pooled data from available RCTs support the use of prehospital and/or inhospital TTM after cardiac arrest. METHODS: A comprehensive search of SCOPUS, Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, from 1966 to November 2016 was performed using predefined criteria...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ian Howard, Peter Cameron, Lee Wallis, Maaret Castren, Veronica Lindstrom
Introduction Historically, the quality and performance of prehospital emergency care (PEC) has been assessed largely based on surrogate, non-clinical endpoints such as response time intervals or other crude measures of care (eg, stakeholder satisfaction). However, advances in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems and services world-wide have seen their scope and reach continue to expand. This has dictated that novel measures of performance be implemented to compliment this growth. Significant progress has been made in this area, largely in the form of the development of evidence-informed quality indicators (QIs) of PEC...
February 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Matthew Chinn, M Riccardo Colella
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April 2017: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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