Table 1

Utstein reporting for CPR data for three different periods (groups)

CPR data

Period I (February 1998 to October 2000)

Period II (November 2000 to October 2003)

Period III (November 2003 to December 2004)


Resuscitation attempted (n)

165

274

91


First monitored rhythm (n)

Shockable:

60

113

38

Included in study

51 (group I)a

31 (group II)b

27 (group III)c

VF

55

99

34

VT

5

14

4

Nonshockable:

105

161

53

Asystole

83

121

34

PEA

22

40

19


Location of arrest (n)

Home

92

166

52

Public place

46

79

31

Other

27

29

8


Arrest witnessed (n)

102

176

61

By layperson/bystander

85

153

50

By health care personnel

17

23

11

Arrest not witnessed (n)

63

98

30


Etiology (n)

Presumed cardiac

98

161

62

Trauma

5

8

4

Submersion

4

6

3

Respiratory

19

34

18

Other noncardiac

18

38

4

Unknown

21

27

0


Outcome (n)

Any ROSC

114

185

53

Survived event

74

138

44

Discharged alive

34

63

18


Utstein recommendations on CPR data reporting are summarized by Jacobs and coworkers [30]. aNine patients were excluded (9/60 [15%]) from the study because of successful resuscitation after the first series of shocks (200, 200, 360 J). bEighty-two patients were excluded: 15/113 patients (13%) were excluded from the study because of successful resuscitation after the first series of shocks (200, 200, 360 J); an additional 29/113 patients (26%) were excluded after pulse was restored during administration of the three initial doses of adrenaline (up to 3 mg); and a further 38 patients were excluded because vasopressin was not available during CPR. cEleven patients were excluded: 5/38 (13%) patients with pulse after the first series of shocks (200, 200, 360 J) and 6/38 (16%) patients receiving vasopressin after adrenaline was administered. CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; PEA, pulseless electrical activity; ROSC, restoration of spontaneous circulation; VF, ventricular fibrillation; VT, ventricular tachycardia.

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