A Survey of Factors Associated With the Successful Recognition of Agonal Breathing and Cardiac Arrest.
The overall goal of this pilot study is to design and conduct a survey of 9-1-1 call takers in the province of Ontario, Canada to better understand the factors associated with the successful identification of cardiac arrest (including victims with agonal breathing) over the phone. Specific objectives are:
- To conduct iterative semi-structured interviews to identify behavioural factors influencing identification of cardiac arrest by 9-1-1 call takers;
- To develop a survey instrument about behavioural factors influencing the ability of 9-1-1 call takers to identify cardiac arrest based on a systematic review of the literature, the results of the semi-structured interviews, and theoretical constructs from the Theory of Planned Behaviour; and
- To conduct a survey among Ontario 9-1-1 call takers using the survey instrument, and to identify factors and strategies that might be targeted by Knowledge Translation interventions.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Survey of Factors Associated With the Successful Recognition of Agonal Breathing and Cardiac Arrest by 9-1-1 Call Takers.|
|Study Start Date:||June 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Full and part-time 9-1-1 call takers employed at Ambulance Communication Centres in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, as well as the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
|Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9|
|Principal Investigator:||Christian Vaillancourt, MD||Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|