Could bystander first-aid prevent trauma deaths at the scene of injury?

Amer Ashour, Peter A Cameron, Stephen Anthony Bernard, Mark Fitzgerald, Karen Louise Smith, Tony Walker

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OBJECTIVE: To identify potentially preventable prehospital deaths following traumatic cardiac arrest. METHODS: Deaths following prehospital traumatic cardiac arrest during 2003 were reviewed in the state of Victoria, Australia. Possible survival with optimal bystander first-aid and shorter ambulance response times were identified. Injury Severity Scores (ISS) were calculated. Victims with an ISS 10 min might have contributed to five deaths with an ISS
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163 - 168
Number of pages6
JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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