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A debriefing approach to dealing with the stress of CPR attempts

Mandy Gamble, BA, DipN.Clinical Team Leader, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, LeicesterAll nurses will be familiar with the emotional and physical trauma of dealing with a cardiac arrest. It is almost inconceivable that anyone could walk away from such an incident and not be affected by it in some way, particularly if the resuscitation attempt has been unsuccessful.

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