Image For Activity Cover
The Lead Episode 41: Association Between Number of Volunteer Responders and Interventions Before Ambulance Arrival for Cardiac Arrest
Description
Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP, of Northside Hospital, is joined by guests Sheldon Cheskes MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and Jason Grady, NRP of Northside Hospital to discuss the Association Between Number of Volunteer Responders and Interventions Before Ambulance Arrival for Cardiac Arrest. The study aimed to explore the relationship between the number of volunteer responders (VRs) arriving before Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the likelihood of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). The researchers analyzed OHCAs in two regions of Denmark and categorized them based on the arrival of VRs before EMS, with groups having 0, 1, 2, or 3 or more VRs. Using logistic regression adjusted for EMS response time, the study found that an increasing number of VRs arriving before EMS was associated with higher odds of bystander CPR and defibrillation. Specifically, the odds ratios (ORs) for bystander CPR and defibrillation increased as more VRs arrived before EMS, indicating a positive trend in the association. The study concluded that the presence of one or more VRs before EMS was linked to an increase in bystander CPR and defibrillation, with a notable trend towards increased defibrillation as the number of VRs increased.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the Impact of Volunteer Responder Arrival on Bystander CPR
  • Evaluate the Relationship Between Volunteer Responder Presence and Bystander Defibrillation
Article Authors and Podcast Contributors
Article Authors
Mads Christian Tofte Gregers, Linn Andelius, Julie Samsoee Kjoelbye, Anne Juul Grabmayr, Louise Kollander Jakobsen, Nanna Bo Christensen, Astrid Rolin Kragh, Carolina Malta Hansen, Rasmus Meyer Lyngby, Ulla Væggemose, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll and Fredrik Folke

Podcast Contributors
Deepthy Varghese, MSN, ACNP, FNP, of Northside Hospital

Sheldon Cheskes MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Jason Grady, NRP of Northside Hospital
Disclosure Policy

ACE Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company* within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS ACE-certified activities. Owners and employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies may have no role in the planning or implementation of ACE activities without a special written exemption from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that will be granted only in specific circumstances that meet ACCME requirements.


ACCME Definition:

*An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Examples of such organizations include:

  • Advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
  • Bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
  • Compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
  • Device manufacturers or distributors
  • Diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
  • Growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
  • Manufacturers of health-related wearable products
  • Pharmaceutical companies or distributors
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Reagent manufacturers or sellers

 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Host Disclosure(s):
D. Varghese: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Contributor Disclosure(s):

S. Cheskes: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Zoll Medical Corporation
J. Grady: Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abiomed


Staff Disclosure(s) (note: HRS staff are NOT in control of educational content. Disclosures are provided solely for full transparency to the learner):
J. Glenn: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
S. Sailor: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
S. Colbert: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
ACE Statements
Accreditation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians AMA Designation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.25 ACE Credit
0.25 COP Credit
0.25 ABIM-MOC Point
0.25 ABP-MOC Point
Recommended
  Heart Rhythm Society
1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
P: 202-464-3400 F: 202-464-3401
E: questions@heartrhythm365.org
© Heart Rhythm Society
Privacy Policy | Linking Policy | Patient Education Disclaimer | State Nonprofit Disclosures | FAQ
 
Android App Download IOS App Download Powered By