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Alameda County EMS Public Access Defibrillation

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Alameda County EMS is a high performance EMS system located in the Bay Area of Northern California.There are over 140,000 9-1-1 call each year in the system.
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Alameda County EMS has a comprehensive and proactive AED/PAD proram. The goal of the AED/PAD Program is to participate actively in strengthening the links in the chain of survival in the county.

THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL

  • Early Recognition – witnessing an event
  • Early Access – calling 911
  • Early CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Early Advanced Care – EMS responders begin advanced life support

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Benefit of Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest

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Epinephrine_1-10000A recent study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology [1] has shown worse neurologic outcomes for patients receiving epinephrine during cardiac arrest. The study, “Is Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest Associated With Worse Outcomes in Resuscitated Patients,” looked at resuscitated patients who received epinephrine and those who did not during cardiac arrest.  Good neurologic outcome was defined as a Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) score of one or two.
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Prehospital Therapeutic Hypothermia

Karl Sporer, M.D.

Karl Sporer, M.D.

EMS Medical Director at Alameda County EMS
Dr. Karl Sporer is an emergency physician with over 20 years experience at San Francisco General Hospital.Previously he served as the medical director for San Mateo County and more recently San Francisco Fire Department.He received the California ACEPEMS Achievement Award in 2005 and was recently selected as the EMS Medical Director of the year by California EMSA.
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Effect of Prehospital Induction of Mild Hypothermia on Survival and Neurological Status Among Adults With Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Mechanical CPR vs. Manual

Karl Sporer, M.D.

Karl Sporer, M.D.

EMS Medical Director at Alameda County EMS
Dr. Karl Sporer is an emergency physician with over 20 years experience at San Francisco General Hospital.Previously he served as the medical director for San Mateo County and more recently San Francisco Fire Department.He received the California ACEPEMS Achievement Award in 2005 and was recently selected as the EMS Medical Director of the year by California EMSA.
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Mechanical Chest Compressions and SimultaneousDefibrillation vs Conventional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The LINC Randomized Trial.

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