Guardian Medical Transport leads the region, state and nation in cardiac arrest resuscitation. Over the last 10 years, GMT has worked closely with the state EMS medical director; the Saving Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education, or SHARE, program; the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center; and Zoll to develop new techniques and incorporate new technologies into cardiac resuscitation. From conference presentations and videos to academic publications, GMT continues to excel in cardiac arrest resuscitation.
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- Guardian Medical Transport has contributed to many peer-reviewed publications. Below is a sampling of these contributions:Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health problem: “Minimally interrupted cardiac resuscitation by emergency medical services for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,” Bobrow et al, Journal of the American Medical Association 2008, 299 (10): 1158-1165
- The quality of CPR delivered impacts outcomes and may be one modifiable variable contributing to this wide range of survival: “Chest compression depth and survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,” Vadeboncoeur et al, Resuscitation 85 (2014) 182-188
- Chest compression quality is an important determinant of resuscitation success for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest yet remains suboptimal in most settings. “Prehospital chest compression quality is improved with scenario-based training and the use of novel defibrillator technology,” in Abstracts for the 2011 NAEMSP Scientific Assembly, is located on Page 130 of this PDF in abstract number 109
- The quality of chest compressions (CCs) has been shown to affect outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) however, CC quality is highly variable, even among certified emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. “The Impact of Scenario-based Training and Real-time Technology Feedback on CPR Quality and Survival From Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest,” in Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting Abstracts 2011, is located on page 107 of the PDF and is abstract number 277.