In 2015, guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation changed; the emphasis switched to chest compressions and the immediate use of an automated external defibrillator.
The availability of portable defibrillators in public places increases the probability of survival for patients with out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation.
Persons with suspected ischemic stroke should be transported to a facility capable of initiating fibrinolytic therapy within 1 hour of arrival and within 3 hours of onset of symptoms.
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