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CPR Data Debriefing by Hospital Responders Improves CPR Performance and Increases Initial Survival Rate Following Cardiac Arrest
Date:5/26/2008

Study published in Archives of Internal Medicine supports use of Q-CPR(TM)

technology to improve CPR quality

ANDOVER, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced the results of a study confirming the benefit of using CPR sensing and recording technology to improve CPR performance. Published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the study revealed that providing objective metrics and educational feedback to medical personnel who performed CPR on a cardiac arrest patient significantly improved ventilation rate, compression rate and depth of compression. This improvement in CPR performance in a clinical setting was associated with higher initial survival rates for cardiac arrest patients.

"Similar to post-game analysis for professional athletes, medical responders were able to learn from their past resuscitation performance and apply this knowledge to future resuscitations," said Dr. Dana Edelson, director of Clinical Research for the Emergency Resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and co-investigator of the study. "The results of this study suggest that CPR performance review has broad applicability for improving resuscitation training."

Results drawn from medical professionals participating in the Resuscitation with Actual Performance Integrated Debriefing (RAPID) trials were published in the study, "Improving In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Process and Outcomes using Performance Debriefing." The Philips HeartStart MRx with Q-CPR Measurement and Feedback was used to record resuscitation performance during actual cardiac arrest events. Medical professionals then participated in weekly debriefing sessions to review trans
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