Introduction: The survival of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in addition to rapid diagnosis, implementation of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation, immediate defibrillation also depends on the effective dispatching and cooperation of the emergency medical team members.

Materials and methods: The research was a retrospective analysis of medical documentation kept in 2015. The provisions regarding interventions were analyzed in patients who were diagnosed with sudden cardiac arrest during the first medical contact undertaken by the emergency medical team – a total of 1136 events.

Results: The mean age of SCA patients was 69.33 years. The main reason of calls was SCA (26.53%) and loss of consciousness (22.53%) although more than half of calls were connected other medical problems.

Conclusions: The results allow you to conclude, that calls such as syncope, chest pain or breathing disorders should be treated as high priority and dispatcher assistance until ambulance arrival should be performed to ensure rapid instructions in case of SCA.

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