Search Tag: Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

ICU Management

Sex-Specific Differences in Survival After OHCA

2019 02 Aug

The survival outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) can be influenced by many factors including age, the presence of witnesses, emergency service response time etc. However, it is still widely debated whether sex is a contributing factor to survival. This hypothesis was recently tested by the analysis of 386,535 individuals from the Japanese... Read more

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