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Sat, 26 Apr 2003 09:22:39 -0500

Here is a link to the NAEMSP position paper:


You can see all of their position papers here:


Tim Noonan.

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:33:58 +0200, "dr.tchardcastle"
<dr.tchardcastle@absamail.co.za> said:
> Hi All
> I recommend to all members of the list the article in the Journal of
> the American College of Surgeons regarding prehospital withholding CPR
> (January 2003 and March 2003 erratum). A very timely and well thought
> out out protocol, which is overdue in our litigious society. My
> compliments to all concerned. Let us hope that futile care becomes less
> and rational use of precious resources more!! At least now the
> prehospital provider has a peer reviewed back-up to use in court!
> Regards Tim
> Dr T C Hardcastle, MBChB, ATLS(Instr.), FCS(SA), MMed (Stell) Trauma
> Consultant Surgeon Diana, Princess of Wales Trauma Centre Tygerberg
> Hospital Dept. General Surgery University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town,
> South Africa Member: CMF, Trauma Soc SA, Critical Care Soc SA, Assn of
> Surgeons SA SAMed Assn, Emerg Med Soc SA Medical Advisor: ER24
> Paramedic Services Lecturer: University of Stellenbosch Lecturer: Metro
> West Cape EMS College
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