Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
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Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Nick Evans Freelance journalist

The Scottish Government wants to ensure that members of the public can give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to anyone who experiences heart attack

Emergency care nurses have been urged to play their part in Scotland’s push to revolutionise care for cardiac arrest patients – by teaching others how to save a life. This article discusses the Scottish out-of-hospital cardiac arrest strategy, with particular focus on the drive to increase bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rates, and on how emergency nurses are being enlisted to help promote the training of members of the public.

Emergency Nurse. 24, 2, 18-21. doi: 10.7748/en.24.2.18.s23


Conflict of interest

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Received: 22 April 2016

Accepted: 22 April 2016

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