Table 2

Barriers to providing chest compression instructions for DA-CPR by Suzhou EMS from 2014 to 2015

BarriersCPR instructions not
given (n=14)
Chest compression not
performed (n=27)
Chest compression not
persisted (n=51)
Disconnection of the call, n (%)6 (42.8)6 (22.2)31 (60.8)
Hysterical, n (%)3 (21.4)6 (22.2)2 (3.9)
Afraid to perform CPR, n (%)5 (35.7)9 (33.3)2 (3.9)
Not with patient, n (%)3 (11.1)1 (1.8)
Could not move patient, n (%)2 (7.4)2 (3.9)
Dispatcher busy on the other line, n (%)1 (3.7)12 (23.5)
  • CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; DA-CPR, dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation; EMS, emergency medical service.