Prehospital Epinephrine Use and SurvivalAmong Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

In October 2011, I reviewed an interesting article in Resuscitation, September 2011 regarding use of Epinephrine in per-hospital setting, ,now we have another study published in JAMA, March 2012.

This study evaluates association between epinephrine use before hospital arrival and short- and long-term mortality in patients with cardiac arrest. The study showed use of pre-hospital epinephrine was significantly associated with increased chance of return of spontaneous circulation before hospital arrival but decreased chance of survival and good functional outcomes 1 month after the event.

Link to article Pubmed