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When its time to stop
Making the call to end resuscitation efforts in the field
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With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews are able to, essentially, bring the hospital to patients in the field. For cardiac arrest victims and their families, this means that everything that can be done for them will be done for them, wherever they may be. However, this also means that when everything that can be done has been done, transporting a cardiac arrest patient to the hospital may not be the right thing to do.