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Overcoming ACLS dogma: how quickly should we change?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12879396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ECC Guidelines 2000 considered interesting new evidence about a pre-defibrillation period of prescribed CPR to increase the probability that the postshock rhythm would be perfusing rather than asystole. If victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have not received bystander CPR before the arrival of the defibrillator, a period of preshock CPR could enhance the value of the shocks. At the end of the year 2000 there was insufficient evidence to recommend any other approach than shock as soon as possible and perform CPR at all other times.
James J Menegazzi; Clifton W Callaway
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1090-3127     ISO Abbreviation:  Prehosp Emerg Care     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-24     Completed Date:  2003-10-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703530     Medline TA:  Prehosp Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  410-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advanced Cardiac Life Support / adverse effects,  standards*
Electric Countershock / adverse effects,  standards*
Emergency Medical Services / standards*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Heart Arrest / complications,  therapy
Organizational Innovation
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Time Factors
Ventricular Fibrillation / complications,  therapy*

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