Tag: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

While it is known that suboptimal chest compressions are associated with worse outcomes after cardiac arrest, the optimal combination of chest compression rate (CCR) and chest compression depth (CCD), and whether this should be applied to all patients despite differences in age, sex, and presenting cardiac rhythm is unknown....
1. The Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a statement in support of bystander CPR and AED training based on a review of their benefits in the public health literature. 2. Major recommendations include increased advocacy efforts by pediatricians to promote CPR and...
1. The use of a metronome during simulated pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly improved the accuracy of the rate of compressions, in some study populations, delivered to a manikin. 2. Significant improvements in adequate compression rates were seen in medical students rotating in pediatrics, pediatric residents and fellows, but not...