The efficacy of an ACLS training program for resuscitation from cardiac arrest in a rural community.
To determine whether an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course in a rural hospital will improve resuscitation success from cardiac arrest.
A retrospective case review of all patients in cardiac arrest during a 13-month period before and after the institution of an ACLS training program.
Emergency department of a 42-bed rural, community hospital in a community with no prehospital advanced life support or early defibrillation.
All patients in cardiac arrest were entered into the data base.
Twenty-nine patients were included in the preACLS period and 35 in the post-ACLS period.
There were no significant differences in age, gender, initial rhythm, comorbid diseases, witnessed versus unwitnessed arrest, or total arrest time in the patients in the pre-ACLS period compared with those in the post-ACLS period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arrêt cardiocirculatoire, Réanimation, Programme enseignement, Enseignement professionnel, Milieu rural, Médecin, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiocirculatory arrest, Resuscitation, Educational program, Occupational education, Rural environment, Physician, Human, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Health staff
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Cote : 94-0173816
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.