Patients can opt out of adrenaline study trial

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PEOPLE who do not want to take part in a trial that will see adrenaline replaced by saline for treating cardiac arrest patients are being asked to wear a bracelet.

South Central Ambulance Service is about the start the Paramedic2 study.

This will see some cardiac arrest patients given a saline solution instead of adrenaline after concerns were raised about how effective adrenaline is.

But it will be a double blind test, so neither the paramedic nor the patient will know what is being injected during a 999 call.

The pilot of the study will start in Basingstoke and Reading.

Hampshire is then likely to see the trial start in April, 2015.

You can opt out by wearing a stainless steel bracelet which has the words ‘No Study’ engraved on it.