Sunday, 9 September 2012

Calling it

They have power to make this decision on the basis of knowledge and experience but I'd argue we are using a lot more knowledge and experience out there in the world because we keep going for as long as possible.

However, we are pre-hospital and doctors factor in the time we've been working on a patient before calling it.

Good quality CPR over a long period if necessary is in everyone's best interests but there has to be a time limit, so doctors will need to be given guidelines for ending the attempt, just as we are.