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dc.contributor.authorTalikowska, Milena
dc.contributor.authorTohira, Hideo
dc.contributor.authorInoue, Madoka
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBrink, Deon
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Judith
dc.identifier.citationTalikowska, M. and Tohira, H. and Inoue, M. and Bailey, P. and Brink, D. and Finn, J. 2017. Lower chest compression fraction among patients with longer downtime and ROSC was not due to peri-shock pause. Resuscitation. 119: pp. e17-e18.

Letter to the Editor

Sir, In our paper entitled “Lower chest compression fraction associated with ROSC in OHCA patients with longer downtimes” [1] we reported a significant, inverse relationship between chest compression fraction (CCF) and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC); furthermore this relationship was shown to vary with downtime from onset of arrest to the provision of CPR by paramedics. We found specifically that in the group with a downtime of greater than 15 min, a lower CCF during the first three minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was significantly associated with ROSC. In this Letter to the Editor we present some additional data for pre-, post- and peri-shock pause [2] that was not included in our previously published work. The reason that it was not included was because there were few cases in our cohort that received a shock during the first three minutes of CPR quality data capture. However, we believe that presentation of this additional shock pause data aids in demonstrating that the significantly lower CCF observed among patients who achieved ROSC in the group with a downtime of greater than 15 min was not due to more time spent administering defibrillations.

dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectCritical Care Medicine
dc.subjectEmergency Medicine
dc.subjectGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.titleLower chest compression fraction among patients with longer downtime and ROSC was not due to peri-shock pause
dc.typeJournal Article
curtin.departmentSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidFinn, Judith [0000-0002-7307-7944]
curtin.contributor.orcidTohira, Hideo [0000-0002-2244-8004]
curtin.contributor.researcheridFinn, Judith [B-2678-2010]
curtin.contributor.researcheridTohira, Hideo [E-5431-2012]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridFinn, Judith [57200768752] [7202432925]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTalikowska, Milena [56916007000]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTohira, Hideo [6506836786]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridInoue, Madoka [55425701500]

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