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Curr Opin Crit Care. 2009 Jun;15(3):216-20. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e3283298de8.

Improving performance of emergency medical services personnel during resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients: the McMAID approach.

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  • EMS, Mercy Health System, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA. Marcia@idcnet.com

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The article presents the method we developed to improve emergency medical service personnel training.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Following the introduction of new prehospital protocol for emergency medical services that initially dramatically improved survival of patients with witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, we found that without an adequate training and retraining program, survival rates decreased. A new training methodology called McMAID was developed to improve the quality of the resuscitation effort.

SUMMARY:

It is possible to train personnel to routinely execute an organized resuscitation if the approach to training is modified.

PMID:
19417643
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