At the end of the chapter the learner should be able to:
□ identify causes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests;
□ describe factors that influence survival;
□ discuss out-of-hospital basic and advanced life support;
□ identify why out-of-hospital resuscitation sometimes fails to happen;
□ outline the development of out-of-hospital defibrillation and community-based defibrillators;
□ discuss whether out-of-hospital resuscitation is worthwhile;
□ discuss possible developments in the future.
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