“Puget Sound is widely recognized as one of the best places to have a heart attack. The emergency care in this region is some of the best in the world.
But even with that, only about one out of 12 people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest will survive.
Now, some Northwest patients who suffer heart attacks will be part of a study to see if that care can be improved, but they won’t be asked if they want to participate.
If you end up in a Medic One ambulance in cardiac arrest in King County, you are going to be a guinea pig. You are going to be part of a nationwide study on the effectiveness on heart rhythm drugs…”
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An interesting study to review directives seemingly carved in stone for three decades. With Paramedicine turning more and more to evidence-based medicine, providers everywhere will be watching this study closely.