During the cardiac arrest resuscitation, you (or your family member) were included in our research study called the EpiDOSE trial. At that time paramedics gave either a standard dose or a lower dose of epinephrine and collected your data under a waiver of consent (without your permission) from ambulance and hospital records. We could not ask for your permission as you were unconscious and not breathing during cardiac arrest.
What information are you collecting about me or my family member?
- Basic information about you including your age and sex
- Information surrounding the cardiac arrest such as whether or not it was seen by someone, who performed CPR, how many defibrillator shocks were given and what other drugs may have been used during treatment
- Hospital information such as the unit of admission, length of stay and type of location you were discharged to (e.g. home or other care centre)
- Post-discharge information such as re-hospitalizations and procedures