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Analysis of Bystander CPR Quality During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Using Data Derived from Automated External Defibrillators
Fernando SM, Vaillancourt C, Morrow S, Stiell IG
This month we discussed a study that examines the quality of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provided during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Bystander CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use have been associated with better overall survival rates and neurological outcomes, but few studies have examined the quality of CPR provided by bystanders.