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iResuscitation. 2007 Mar;72(3):458-65.
Advanced cardiac life support training improves long-term survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Moretti MA, Cesar LA, Nusbacher A, Kern KB, Timerman S, Ramires JA.
Heart Institute (INCOR) at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Circulation. 2009 May 19;119(19):2597-605. Epub 2009 May 4.
Improved patient survival using a modified resuscitation protocol for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Garza AG, Gratton MC, Salomone JA, Lindholm D, McElroy J, Archer R.
Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington, DC, USA. alexgarza@cox.net

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Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]
Improved Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival After the Sequential Implementation of 2005 AHA Guidelines for Compressions, Ventilations, and Induced Hypothermia: The Wake County Experience.
Hinchey PR, Myers JB, Lewis R, De Maio VJ, Reyer E, Licatese D, Zalkin J, Snyder G; For the Capital County Research Consortium.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC; the Clinical Research Unit, Emergency Services Institute, Raleigh, NC; Wake County EMS, Raleigh, NC.

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Resuscitation. 2010 Jun;81(6):695-702. Epub 2010 Mar 20.
Identifying non-technical skills and barriers for improvement of teamwork in cardiac arrest teams.
Andersen PO, Jensen MK, Lippert A, Østergaard D.
Danish Institute for Medical Simulation, Herlev Hospital, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark. poa@dadlnet.dk

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JAMA. 2009 Nov 25;302(20):2222-9.
Intravenous drug administration during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomized trial.
Olasveengen TM, Sunde K, Brunborg C, Thowsen J, Steen PA, Wik L.
Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, N-0407 Oslo, Norway. t.m.olasveengen@medisin.uio.no
Comment in: . Ann Intern Med. 2010 Mar 16;152(6):JC3-8.

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Aust Crit Care. 2000 Aug;13(3):99-104.
Advanced life support: retention of registered nurses' knowledge 18 months after initial training.
Hammond F, Saba M, Simes T, Cross R.
School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Qld.

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Resuscitation. 2008 Jul;78(1):59-65. Epub 2008 Apr 10.
Evaluation of staff's retention of ACLS and BLS skills.
Smith KK, Gilcreast D, Pierce K.
US Army ISR/Burn Center Consultant OTSG, Critical Care Nursing US Army, Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA. kimberly.k.smith@amedd.army.mil

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Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Jul;7(7):779-86.
A randomized controlled trial to assess decay in acquired knowledge among paramedics completing a pediatric resuscitation course.
Su E, Schmidt TA, Mann NC, Zechnich AD.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Portland 97201-3098, USA. sue@ohsu.edu

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Prehosp Emerg Care. 2006 Jul-Sep;10(3):394-6.
Paramedic compliance with ACLS epinephrine guidelines in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Scliopou J, Mader TJ, Durkin L, Stevens M.
EMSCQI.com/MedicEd.com, Springfield, MA, USA.

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Resuscitation. 2006 Aug;70(2):201-6. Epub 2006 Jun 27.
Time to give the first medication during resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Rittenberger JC, Bost JE, Menegazzi JJ.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. rittenbergerjc@upmc.edu

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Can J Anaesth. 1998 Feb;45(2):130-2.
Cardiac arrest in the OR: how are our ACLS skills?
Kurrek MM, Devitt JH, Cohen M.
Department of Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. m.kurrek@utoronto.ca

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JAMA. 2008 Sep 24;300(12):1423-31.
Regional variation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidence and outcome.
Nichol G, Thomas E, Callaway CW, Hedges J, Powell JL, Aufderheide TP, Rea T, Lowe R, Brown T, Dreyer J, Davis D, Idris A, Stiell I; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators.
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington Clinical Trial Center, Seattle, WA, USA. nichol@u.washington.edu
Erratum in: . JAMA. 2008 Oct 15;300(15):1763.
Comment in: . JAMA. 2008 Sep 24;300(12):1462-3.

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