National crash call number is needed

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.429b (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:429
  1. Salem A Beshyah,
  2. Rebekaf Schiff,
  3. Fathi S Al-Jehani
  1. Senior registrar Registrar Senior house officer Department of Medicine, Central Middlesex Hospital, London NW10 7NS

    EDITOR,—Cardiac arrest is one of the most dramatic events that occur on hospital wards. The successful outcome of such an event may be influenced by prompt treatment. To this end, all staff on hospital wards should be trained in basic life support. They should also be familiar with the process of summoning the hospital's cardiac arrest team to proceed to …

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