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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Nick
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-20T14:48:15Z
dc.date.available2021-03-20T14:48:15Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-02
dc.identifier.citationBrown, N. and Quinn, T., 2021. Focused cardiac ultrasound in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a literature review. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 13 (1), 26-31.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2021.13.1.26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/1029
dc.description.abstractFocused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is emerging in emergency medical systems, particularly in the context of prognostication in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, FoCUS has not been formally incorporated into UK guidelines because of a lack of evidence. Furthermore, concerns have been raised that FoCUS can distract people from providing other essential and evidenced elements of care. This broad literature search aims to shed light on the practice of FoCUS in cardiac arrest by reviewing articles related to in-hospital and out-of-hospital practice. The findings are conspicuous by the lack of high-quality studies, particularly regarding prognostication. Association between ultrasound findings and outcome are asserted, as is the feasibility of paramedic use of FoCUS, although the evidence is from small and non-randomised studies and subject to bias. Abstract published with permission.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectCardiac Arresten_US
dc.subjectPre-hospital Careen_US
dc.subjectUltrasounden_US
dc.subjectParamedicineen_US
dc.subjectOut-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)en_US
dc.titleFocused cardiac ultrasound in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a literature reviewen_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-02-03
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-02-03
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2021-01-08
html.description.abstractFocused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is emerging in emergency medical systems, particularly in the context of prognostication in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, FoCUS has not been formally incorporated into UK guidelines because of a lack of evidence. Furthermore, concerns have been raised that FoCUS can distract people from providing other essential and evidenced elements of care. This broad literature search aims to shed light on the practice of FoCUS in cardiac arrest by reviewing articles related to in-hospital and out-of-hospital practice. The findings are conspicuous by the lack of high-quality studies, particularly regarding prognostication. Association between ultrasound findings and outcome are asserted, as is the feasibility of paramedic use of FoCUS, although the evidence is from small and non-randomised studies and subject to bias. Abstract published with permission.en_US


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