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Table 4 On scene management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by emergency medical personnel in the participating countries

From: Description of Emergency Medical Services, treatment of cardiac arrest patients and cardiac arrest registries in Europe

Country Is there team training in CPR involving all EMS personnel? Mechanical CPR used? Real-time CPR performance data collected for feedback? Transport with ongoing CPR performed? Defibrillators available in EMS vehicles dispatched for cardiac arrest? Thrombolysis used in OHCA?
Albania Some areas No   Yes Sometimes No
Austria Some areas Some areas   Yes Always Some areas
Belgium Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Cyprus Yes All areas Yes Yes Always No
Czech Republic Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Denmark Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Yes
Finland Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
France Yes All areas   Yes Always Some areas
Germany Yes Some areas Some areas Yes Always Yes
Greece Yes No Some areas Yes Always No
Hungary Some areas Some areas No Yes Always No
Iceland Yes Some areas Some areas Yes Always No
Ireland Yes All areas No Yes Always No
Italy Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Lithuania Some areas Some areas No Yes Always No
Netherlands Yes Some areas Some areas Yes Always Yes
Norway Some areas Some areas No Yes Always Some areas
Poland Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always No
Portugal Yes No No Yes Always Yes
Romania Yes Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Serbia Yes Some areas No Yes Always Yes
Luxembourg No No No No Always Some areas
Slovakia Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Slovenia Yes Some areas Some areas Yes Always Yes
Spain Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
Sweden Yes Some areas No Yes Always No
Switzerland Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always  
United Kingdoma Some areas Some areas Some areas Yes Always Some areas
  1. On scene management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by emergency medical personnel, including information on team training for all involved in the treatment of cardiac arrest paitents
  2. Abbreviations: EMS Emergency Medical Services, OHCA Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  3. aUnited Kingdom excluding Wales