Does the attendance of a critical care paramedic at an adult cardiac arrest in Queensland improve patient outcomes?

Rhodes, Jamie N. (2016) Does the attendance of a critical care paramedic at an adult cardiac arrest in Queensland improve patient outcomes? Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project aimed to determine if the attendance of Critical Care Paramedics at out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Queensland was still associated with a survival benefit despite the diminishing gap in the skill set between Critical Care and Advanced Care Paramedics. The study found that amongst patients with the greatest chance of survival, those patients who were attended by Critical Care Paramedics were more than twice as likely to survive to hospital discharge.

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ID Code: 95941
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Tippett, Vivienne & Clark, Michele
Keywords: Advanced cardiac life support, Ambulance, Cardiac arrest, Critical care paramedic, Emergency medical service, Heart arrest, Intensive care paramedic, Pre-hospital care
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2016 00:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 00:20

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