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Recognition of death and termination of cardiac resuscitation attempts by UK ambulance personnel
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    JRCALC Regocgnition of Adult Death Task Force
    • Andrew K Marsden, Medical Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • Michael Ward, Mick Colquhoun

    Dear Editor

    The paper by Lockey on 'Recognition of death and termination of cardiac resuscitation attempts by UK ambulance personnel' [1] demonstrates inconsistencies across UK ambulance services in following previously published recommendations for the recognition of adult death by ambulance crews. His findings are timely given our recent remit from the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee to review the...

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