Most of the time, you have the chance to agree to participate
in a medical study.
When you are having an emergency, there is no time to ask
if you want to participate.
Regulations have been put in place to allow studies of
treatment for life-threatening conditions.
This is known as
exception to informed consent
If you do not want to be in the study, you may decline
participation by “opting out” and wearing an “opt-out”
What is exception to informed
The scientific theory behind CPR first is based on the idea that “priming” may be necessary to prepare the heart for defibrillation.
If this doesn’t occur, asystole/PEA and abysmal outcomes may result.