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See detailImpact psychologique de la réanimation cardio-pulmonaire extra-hospitalier (ACREH) chez le témoin pratiquant les gestes de survie.
Stassart, Céline ULiege; STIPULANTE, Samuel ULiege; Zandona, Régine ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2017), 72(5), 236-240

The occurrence of an unexpected death puts the witnesses of this event in a situation of high emotional impact. The benefit to allow the families of victims to dispense the first resuscitation techniques ... [more ▼]

The occurrence of an unexpected death puts the witnesses of this event in a situation of high emotional impact. The benefit to allow the families of victims to dispense the first resuscitation techniques has been emphasized. However, little data exist on the emotional impact of a cardio-respiratory arrest outside the hospital on the witness, who is often a close family member. Recently, we investigated the presence of psychological distress and the factors influencing it, in the active practice of basic resuscitation gestures by the witnesses guided by the operator 112. Resuscitation by a person not belonging to the medical corps seems not to be devoid of impact. Indeed, the presence of psychological distress is observed for most of witnesses questioned 6 to 10 days after the call but also 3 months later. This work highlights therefore the importance of identifying the coping strategies involved, in order to promote potentially beneficial strategies and limit the trauma associated with this type of event. [less ▲]

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See detailStress and distress: The art and science of dispatcher’s assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Zandona, Régine ULiege; GILLET, Aline ULiege; Stassart, Céline ULiege et al

in Internal Medicine Review (2016), 2(8),

Chances of survival following a cardiac arrest are very low and inversely proportional to the duration of cardiovascular arrest. It is of critical importance to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR ... [more ▼]

Chances of survival following a cardiac arrest are very low and inversely proportional to the duration of cardiovascular arrest. It is of critical importance to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as soon as possible, even before the arrival of emergency medical team (EMT) on the scene. Therefore, early bystander CPR is a key factor in improving survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOH-CA). In Belgium, the ALERT algorithm (Algorithme Liégeois d’Encadrement à la Réanimation par Téléphonea offers the opportunity to help bystanders perform CPR. Dispatchers’ assisted telephone CPR has introduced a new link in the chain of survival, that contributes to a reduced OOH-CA mortality rate but at the cost of increased responsibilities and stress. ALERT also gives a new role to bystanders; they are no longer just spectators but become actors when they witness a cardiac arrest. Our team was interested in the psychological burden of ALERT. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of CPR performed by untrained persons. We studied the potential influence of different coping strategies on this impact, as well as the possible correlation with the degree of attachment to the victim and the risk of developing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). We noticed that some psychological negative impact on the bystanders could be recognized. We also identified beneficial and detrimental coping strategies. In the future, we wonder if Video-CPR (V-CPR) might improve the quality of resuscitation. [less ▲]

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