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Table 3 Strategies chosen in relation to regions´ percentage of first responders employed in health care

From: First responder systems can stay operational under pandemic conditions: results of a European survey during the COVID-19 pandemic

  How many of your responders are employed in health care?
< 25% 25–50% 50–75% > 75%
Number of FR regions 17 9 12 4
Did you recommend hands-only-CPR to your first responders prior to COVID-19?* Yes 9 4 3 1
Yes, but only to untrained first responders 1 2 1 1
No 5 3 8 2
Did you teach your first responders how to use personal protective equipment? Yes, we sent them information material/links/videos 10 3 2 1
Yes, we have provided hands-on training 5 1 0 0
No 2 5 10 3
Was the system deactivated due to COVID-19 at any point? Yes 10 4 8 2
No 7 5 4 2
Was a pandemic-specific algorithm communicated to the first responders?* Yes 14 9 12 1
No 1 0 0 2
  1. 5 FR regions did not indicate their percentage of FR employed in health care. *differences to n = 42 are caused by missing answers