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Reporting of data from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has to involve emergency medical dispatching: Taking the recommendations on reporting OHCA the Utstein style a step further
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2011 (English)In: Resuscitation, ISSN 0300-9572, E-ISSN 1873-1570, Vol. 82, no 12, 1496-1500 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objectives: As a part of the chain of survival, the emergency medical communication centre (EMCC) and the emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) has an important role in early identification of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA). The EMD may provide instructions to the caller and thereby initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a substantial number of subjects and thus contribute to increased survival. The EMCC provides a response with first responders, ambulances, physician manned units and potentially other health care providers. EMCC in many cases initiates the communication with experts in the referral hospital and provide added value to the post resuscitation care by providing advanced transport, logistics and follow up. In research there is a growing focus on the EMCC/EMDs impact on survival in OHCA. The lack of standards in reporting results from medical dispatching is an obstacle for thorough evaluation of results in this area and comparison of data. The objective for this paper is to introduce a framework for uniform reporting of the dispatching process for quality improvement, collecting and reporting data and exchanging information regarding OHCA.

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2011. Vol. 82, no 12, 1496-1500 p.
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Cardiac arrest, Emergency medical dispatching, Emergency medical communication centres, EMS, Utstein, Resuscitation
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168416DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.08.020ISI: 000298548600020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168416DiVA: diva2:499262
Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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