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Derivation of a termination-of-resuscitation guideline for emergency medical technicians using automated external defibrillators.

Authors
  • Verbeek, P Richard
  • Vermeulen, Marian J
  • Ali, Fahim H
  • Messenger, David W
  • Summers, Jim
  • Morrison, Laurie J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2002
Volume
9
Issue
7
Pages
671–678
Identifiers
PMID: 12093706
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this EMS system, cardiac arrest patients may be considered for out-of-hospital TOR following EMT-D resuscitation attempts when there has been no ROSC, no shock has been given, and the arrest was not witnessed by EMS personnel. These guidelines require prospective validation.

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