Response Times

“Vertical response time”: barriers to ambulance response

Apr 29th, 2011 | By

The time from arrival on-scene to the patient’s side is important, particularly in multistory buildings



Study Quantifies EMS Delays in High Rises

Apr 16th, 2011 | By

Significant delays present when accessing patients in high-rise buildings and evacuating them to the hospital.



EMS Response Times from National Database

Apr 14th, 2011 | By

US National NEMSIS cardiac arrest elapsed patient care times as an average (table) and as a 90th Fractile (graph).



Paramedic response time: does it affect patient survival?

Apr 13th, 2011 | By

Pivotal 2005 study establishes no survival benefit from EMS arrival within 8 min – only if within 4 min.



The Four Minute Barrier

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

In large cities traffic and access to building complexes are serious obstacles to SCA rescue vehicles. On-site AEDs and elevators are a lasting and obvious solution.



Improving Police AED Dispatch Efficiency

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

Police dispatchers handle more AED calls than any other agency, and pinpointing which ones are true SCA’s is difficult.