Simplified instructional phrasing in dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation - when ‘less is more’
OPEN Singapore medical journal | 29 May 2020
PWK Leong, BS Leong, S Arulanandam, MXR Ng, YY Ng, MEH Ong and DRH Mao
In our national emergency dispatch centre, the standard protocol for dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DACPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) involves the instruction “push 100 times a minute 5 cm deep”. As part of quality improvement, the instruction was simplified to “push hard and fast”.
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