Characteristics and outcomes of cardiac arrests reported in the national collegiate emergency medical services foundation data registry

Nicholas M.G. Friedman, George J. Koenig, Joshua A. Marks, Michael T. Hilton, Joshua E. Glick

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrest characteristics for patients treated by collegiate-based emergency medical services (CBEMS) organizations. Participants: CBEMS organizations provided data via the National Collegiate EMS Foundation Cardiac Arrest Data Registry. Methods: CBEMS organization details, patient demographics, cardiac arrest characteristics and treatments, and prehospital outcomes for cases spanning October 2007 to May 2020 were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results: There were 65 OHCA entries. The majority were for male patients (82%) and a notable number of cases occurred in patients 45 years of age or younger (41%). Cases were frequently witnessed (71%) with high rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (57%) and defibrillation (29%) prior to EMS arrival. Almost half of the patients (48%) had achieved return of spontaneous circulation until care was transferred to a provider of equal/higher level. Conclusions: CBEMS organizations may be well situated to respond rapidly to on-campus OHCAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac arrest
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • collegiate emergency medical services

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