Joel Phillips
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, 12 Jan 2018, pp 15 - 20

Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients in the UK are
low compared with other developed countries. UK ambulance services are in an
important position to influence these survival rates by improving their 'chain of
survival' (Nolan et al, 2006). A paramedic-led resource, with enhanced technical
and non-technical skills specialising in OHCAs, has been shown to improve
patient outcomes in this population group in the UK. The author proposes that
this concept should be considered by all UK ambulance services to improve OHCA
patient survival.

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