Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training that includes real-time audiovisual feedback and that emphasizes a "pit crew" or team approach to prehospital care for cardiac arrest patients has been shown to increased survival by almost 60 percent.
The results of a clinical trial of scenario-based training were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Influence of Scenario-Based Training and Real-Time Audiovisual Feedback on Pre-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest").
MVEMSA has developed a short video to introduce the concept of Pit Crew CPR.
The Practical Examination Workbook for the First Responder and EMT is now available for download from the MVEMSA website. The workbook is in PDF-format so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and view it. Use the following link to download a copy:
Copies of the workbook are also available for purchase in the MVEMSA office. Please call the office for information on how to purchase a copy.