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Letters Field of play resuscitation

Do not move player requiring resuscitation on field until return of spontaneous circulation

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2448
  1. Richard M Lyon, registrar in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care1,
  2. Caroline Wiggins, general practice specialty trainee and postgraduate student2
  1. 1Surrey Air Ambulance, Cranleigh GU6 8TB, UK
  2. 2Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University, Mile End Hospital, London, UK
  1. richardlyon{at}

The recent case of the footballer who had a sudden cardiac arrest on the football pitch highlights key points regarding field of play resuscitation.1 The decision about when to move patients from the field of play, particularly if they remain in cardiorespiratory arrest, …

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