Emergency Medicine

Milwaukee ROC PART Trial

Pragmatic Trial of Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (PART)

What is the purpose of the PART Study?
The objective of this pragmatic trial is to compare the effectiveness of primary (initial) endotracheal intubation (ETI) versus primary (initial) laryngeal tube (LT) airway management strategies upon 72-hour survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States. Of those, less than 10% survive.

For more information, view our PART study slideshow (PDF).

How is the PART Study being conducted in Milwaukee?
This research is being conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Resuscitation Research Center in partnership with the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services. The paramedics of MCEMS will enroll patients who have a cardiac arrest, meet the PART eligibility criteria, and who are not wearing an opt-out bracelet. Since these patients will not be able to provide informed consent because they are unconscious and require immediate treatment, this study is being conducted under the Exception from Informed Consent guidelines by the Food and Drug Administration. For more information, view our Exception From Informed Consent page

If you would like to opt-out of the PART study, view our ROC Opt-Out page to find out how.