Study - Compares results of device for chest compressions vs manual CPR
According to a new research conducted at the Uppsala University, Sweden, the scientist assessed whether the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in the superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as compared to CPR with manual chest compression.
Further through the study it was found that the effectiveness of manual chest compressions relied on the endurance and skills of rescuers and the manual compressions provide only approximately 30 percent of the normal cardiac output. The report also says that the manual CPR is limited by the prolonged hands-off time, and its quality is mostly poor when it is administered during patient transport.
The lead author of the research, Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., Uppsala University, Sweden explains, “Many factors affect the chances of survival after cardiac arrest, including early recognition of arrest, effective CPR and defibrillation, and postresuscitation care. One important link is the delivery of high-quality chest compressions to achieve restoration of spontaneous circulation.”