Cardiovascular Physiology / Circulation | Acute Cardiovascular Problems | Ethics & Organization in Critical Care & Emergency Medicine
Excessive chest compression rate is associated with insufficient compression depth in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
AF Kalmar*, LEG De Smedt, EL Annaert, M De Regge, PA Calle, KG Monsieurs
*Corresponding author: AF Kalmar
Anaesthesiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 82 (poster) [English]
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Euroanaesthesia 2011, 11 - 14 Jun 2011, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
In the latest Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the relationship between compression rate and compression depth is considered to be a knowledge gap. In order to characterize this relationship, we performed an observational study in pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients.
Compression rates greater than 120/min were associated with a lower compression depth. The observation that compression depth is lower with increased compression rates underscores the importance of feedback of rate and depth during CPR.
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