Bystander CPR: Dispatcher Assistance Improves Outcomes

Yoshikazu Goto, MD, PhD Kanazawa University Hospital, Section of Emergency Medicine Takaramachi 13-1, Kanazawa 920-8640, JapMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Yoshikazu Goto, MD, PhD
Kanazawa University Hospital, Section of Emergency Medicine
Takaramachi 13-1, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Goto: The main findings were as follows. Dispatcher-assisted bystander
cardiopulmonary resuscitation for children with out-of-hospital cardiac
arrest, increased bystander CPR provision rate, and was associated with
improved favorable neurological outcomes compared to no bystander CPR.
Conventional bystander CPR (chest compression plus rescue breathing) was
associated with greater likelihood of neurologically intact survival,
compared to chest-compression-only CPR irrespective of cardiac arrest
etiology.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Goto: Clinicians should recognize the importance of bystander cardiopulmonary
resuscitation with dispatcher assistance for a child who may be
experiencing cardiac arrest. Moreover, parents, teachers and other
adults who deal with children should learn how to deliver
cardiopulmonary resuscitation to children.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Goto: For future research, I would recommend researches for resuscitation
science to assess the current situation of public-access defibrillation
and outcomes after cardiac arrest in children under dispatcher assistance.

Citation:

Impact of Dispatcher‐Assisted Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Neurological Outcomes in Children With Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrests: A Prospective, Nationwide, Population‐Based Cohort Study

Yoshikazu Goto, Tetsuo Maedaand Yumiko Goto

J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3:e000499, originally published April 30, 2014, doi:10.1161/JAHA.113.000499

 

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