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The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services medical director, Dr. Douglas Kupas, would like to make sure EMS providers place a strong emphasis for early ventilation of patients who present as indicated in the attached Health Alert.  Keeping in mind the pit crew CPR strategy for quality chest compression should be continued, but in these instances, establishing and maintaining ventilation should happen soon rather than later.

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