publication . Article . 2009

Cardiocerebral resuscitation: facts and prospects

Dejan Kupnik; Miljenko Križmarić;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009 Journal: Zdravniški Vestnik (issn: 1318-0347, eissn: 1581-0224, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Medical Association
Abstract
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prehospital setting still has to cope with poor lay-rescuer knowledge of resuscitation techniques, low public availability of automated external defi brillators, many detrimental interruptions of chest compressions during lay and professional resuscitation eff orts and suboptimal postresuscitation care. Th erefore the survival of patients aft er cardiac arrest remains poor. To address those fl aws, cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines of 2005 are targeted at improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation by achieving adequate depth, number, and minimal interruptions of chest compressions per minute, and avoiding hyperventilation...
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