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Additional responsibility for physicians caring for cardiac patients: Insight from a case series
Muhammad Ajmal, Department of Anaesthesia, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
Muhammad Ajmal, Department of Anaesthesia, Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland
Author contributions: Ajmal M solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Muhammad Ajmal, MBBS, DA, Department of Anaesthesia, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. email@example.com
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Received: October 13, 2013 Revised: February 14, 2014 Accepted: February 18, 2014 Published online: March 16, 2014
Core tip: Resuscitation measures performed at the scene of the event have a major impact on the outcome of cardiac arrest. There is no specific strategy in place to motivate family members of cardiac patients to learn life-saving basic life support techniques. We propose that the physicians who care for cardiac patients should undertake the task of increasing family member awareness and knowledge of basic life support.