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National standards in prehospital resuscitation training are required
  1. Richard M Lyon1,
  2. Neil Sinclair2
  1. 1Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance, Dunsfold, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard M Lyon, Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine & Pre-hospital Care, Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance, Dunsfold, GU6 8TB Surrey, UK; richardlyon{at}

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of prehospital mortality in the UK. Several recent papers have demonstrated the positive impact regular resuscitation training to ambulance clinicians can have on the quality of resuscitation.1 ,2 These studies suggest that regular, consistent training programmes throughout an ambulance clinician's career would be beneficial and bring into question current continued professional development …

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