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Back to the Basics: Focusing on High-Quality CPR for Cardiac Arrest Patients - Medic-CE blog
By: Andrew Steward, AAS, Paramedic Cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting is not an uncommon theme. More than 350,000 cardiac arrests were reported in 2016 alone. Sadly, a mere 12% of those patients survive nationwide (American Heart Association, 2015). This raises the question, why? As EMS practitioners we perform CPR, give all these wonderful drugs, and defibrillate—just for 12% to survive? Over the last few cycles of the AHA/ECC guideline updates, you may have noticed …