Search Tag: OHCA

ICU Management

Drones May Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

2017 16 Jun

According to a study published by JAMA, in simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), drones carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED) arrived in less time as compared to emergency medical services. There was also a reduction time of about 16 minutes.  OHCA has a low survival rate, around 8 to 10%. The most important factor... Read more

ICU Management

Cardiac Arrest Management

2017 28 May

The treatment of cardiac arrest has made significant progress over the last 10–15 years. This period marks a significant turning point, because the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) had often been considered an exercise in futility, with no improvement in outcome for the previous 30 years (Berdowski et al. 2010). In recent years, several investigators... Read more