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Resuscitation to Recovery. A national framework to improve care of people with out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. / Clive, Weston

Swansea University Author: Clive, Weston

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The Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) steering group has produced a single consensus document intended to describe and illustarte a good pathway of care for those who suffer OHCA and provide helpful guidance to the newly established Urgent & Emergency Care Networks in England. Ambulance...

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Published: 2017
Online Access: https://aace.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FINAL_Resuscitation-to-Recovery_A-National-Framework-to-Improve-Care-of-People-with-Out-of-Hospital-Cardiac-Arrest-in-England_March-2017.pdf
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa32368
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Abstract: The Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) steering group has produced a single consensus document intended to describe and illustarte a good pathway of care for those who suffer OHCA and provide helpful guidance to the newly established Urgent & Emergency Care Networks in England. Ambulance Services in England attempt resuscitation in nearly 30,000 people suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) each year. In the majority of these cases the primary cause of the arrest is an abnormality of the heart. Only 7–8% of people in whom resuscitation is attempted survive to hospital discharge. Survival can be increased significantly by the early use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) either by members of the public or the emergency services. Where AEDs are available for use by the public, they are referred to as public access defibrillators (PADs).
Keywords: Cardiac Arrest; Resuscitation; quality of care
College: Swansea University Medical School