Only in recent years has it been possible to measure CPR performance in a clinical setting. With its data collection and review capabilities, Q-CPR allows resuscitation leaders in hospitals to use valuable feedback from actual cardiac arrest cases to supplement classroom-based training methodologies for professional responders.
The trial results demonstrate that CPR performance quality improved for
study participants who received post-resuscitation feedback compared to a
control group of professionals who did not receive educational
intervention. Specifically, the results show that:
-- During the educational intervention period, there was significant
improvement on CPR performance measures, compared to the control period
-- Faster chest compressions
-- Deeper chest compressions
-- Decreased pauses in chest compressions, in general, as well as
around the time of defibrillation
-- Decreased ventilation rates
-- These improvements in CPR performance correlated with an increased rate
of initial survival (or "return of spontaneous circulation", also
termed "ROSC") in the RAPID group.
In recent years, several studies documented that medical professionals were performing poor CPR that deviated from consensus guidelines, despite rescuer training and certification.(1)(2)(3) These studies were a catalyst for the 2005 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care to place a renewed emphasis on CPR training and education.(4) Yet, two years later, there is still a need for novel CPR training techniques to improve quality.
"As the trial demonstrates, balancing the correct number of breaths
with the exact depth and rate of chest c
|SOURCE Royal Philips Electronics|
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