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Consistency Counts: The Impact of Mechanical CPR

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In this webcast Memphis Fire Department EMS Medical Director Joe Holley, MD, describes the background and results of implementing mechanical CPR in a large metropolitan EMS system. In this presentation you'll learn: How mechanical CPR can impact your system; Understand the advantages of mechanical CPR; and How mechanical CPR compares to traditional CPR.

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