New way of treating cardiac arrest patients to be trialled in North East
Patients given chance to opt out
A study aimed at finding the best way to treat people who have suffered a cardiac arrest outside of hospital will be conducted in the North East early in 2015.
Traditionally, adrenaline has been used - but some research suggest this could actually be harmful.
The blind study, developed by Warwick University, will see 50% of cardiac arrest patients in the North East given a salt-water solution instead.
The trial is due to begin early 2015
If you want to opt out of the trial, you can request a stainless steel bracelet which has the words ‘NO STUDY’ engraved on it by completing a form on the trial website www.warwick.ac.uk/paramedic2 or contacting the trial team directly by phone 024 76151164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.