Paramedic Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Case Volume Is a Predictor of Return of Spontaneous Circulation

Jenna E. Tuttle, MHS, NRP; Michael W. Hubble, PhD, NRP


Western J Emerg Med. 2018;19(4):654-659. 

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Within the limits of our study design, we found that a paramedic five-year OHCA case volume of ≥ 15 is significantly associated with ROSC. Further study is needed to determine the specific actions of the more experienced paramedics that are responsible for the increased likelihood of ROSC, as well as the influence of case volume on the longer-term outcome measures of hospital discharge and neurological function.