Considerations for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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Out of hospital cardiac arrest is arguably one of the most exciting and dramatic callouts a paramedic can receive, but it also poses several unique challenges. In this lecture, paramedic lecturer Jeff Kenneally explores the considerations you need to keep in mind when responding to this kind of emergency, including how to manage bystanders and the privacy of the patient.


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Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution.
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First Published23 January 2023
Updated23 January 2023
23 January 2025
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