To assess the impact of extended training in advanced life support on the outcome of resuscitation.
Design-Analysis of the successful resuscitations from 1981 to 1989.
248 patients were resuscitated from cardiac or respiratory arrest in the community and subsequently survived to leave hospital.
Their mean age was 64 years and one year survival was 77%. In most cases the cause of collapse was cardiac but 38 (15%) suffered a respiratory arrest.
In 140 of the successful resuscitations (56%) collapse occurred before the arrival of the ambulance.
Basic life support, with ventilation and chest compression where necessary, was sufficient to revive 35 (14%) of the patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Ambulance, Homme, Arrêt cardiocirculatoire, Formation professionnelle, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Ambulance, Human, Cardiocirculatory arrest, Occupational training, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0125613
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.