May 16, 2008

Rationale, development and implementation of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Epistry-Cardiac Arrest

Resuscitation
L J MorrisonROC Investigators

Abstract

To describe the development, design and consequent scientific implications of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) population-based registry; ROC Epistry-Cardiac Arrest. The ROC Epistry--Cardiac Arrest is designed as a prospective population-based registry of all Emergency Medical Services (EMSs)-attended 9-1-1 calls for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occurring in the geographical area described by the eight US and three Canadian regions. The dataset was derived by an North American interdisciplinary steering committee. Enrolled cases include individuals of all ages who experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital, with evaluation by organized EMS personnel and: (a) attempts at external defibrillation (by lay responders or emergency personnel), or chest compressions by organized EMS personnel; (b) were pulseless but did not receive attempts to defibrillate or CPR by EMS personnel. Selected data items are categorized as mandatory or optional and undergo revisions approximately every 12 months. Where possible all definitions are referenced to existing literature. Where a common definition did not exist one was developed. Optional items include standardized CPR process data elements. It is anticipated the RO...Continue Reading

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Ventricular Fibrillation
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Program Development
Anterior Thoracic Region
National Emergency Medical Services Information System (Nemsis)
Repeated Rounds of Survey
Chest
Observation - Diagnostic Procedure
Outcomes Research
Subgroup A Nepoviruses

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