THE CAPABILITY OF PROFESSIONAL AND LAY RESCUERS TO ESTIMATE THE GIVEN CHEST COMPRESSION TARGET DEPTH
R. van Tulder, R. Laggner, C. Kienbacher, B. Schmid, A. Zajicek, J. Haidvogel, D. Sebald, H. Herkner, P. Eisenburger
Mar 01, 2014|AEDR 2014 Vol. 2 Issue 1|Poster Abstracts
There is an on-going discussion on quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as related to guideline target values for chest compression depth. Deeper compression depth is generally understood to be more effective. Interestingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) guideline requests a compression depth of "at least 5cm" whereas the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guideline requests "at least 5 cm, but not to exceed 6 cm". It is unknown which recommendation is more effective to achieve a correct compression depth. This study attempted to determine the...