What is it about?

Does witnessing prehospital resuscitation lessen the incidence of PTSD in the friends and families of loved ones who experience out of hospital cardiac arrest? This literature review explores this question and applies the findings to UK Paramedic and ambulance practice.

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Why is it important?

Managing family presence at resuscitation can sometimes be challenging and emotive, and a knowledge of the evidence base may help inform clinical practice for UK Paramedics.


This paper may start a conversation important for UK Paramedics making decisions about caring for onlookers and families in prehospital resuscitation scenarios.

Mr Arron Cook
University of Bradford

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This page is a summary of: Let them See: Effects of Witnessing Resuscitation on Patients’ Loved Ones, Journal of Paramedic Practice, April 2023, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2023.15.4.146.
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