Changes to DA-CPR instructions: Can we reduce time to first compression and improve quality of bystander CPR?

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Resuscitation (2014)


2014, June 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Dispatcher-assisted CPR (DA-CPR) can increase rates of bystander CPR, survival, and quality of life following cardiac arrest. Dispatcher protocols designed to improve rapid recognition of arrest and coach CPR may increase survival by (1) reducing preventable time delays to start of chest compressions and (2) improving the quality of bystander CPR.