Four hands are needed for female bystanders to achieve the required chest compression depth during dispatcherassisted CPR: A randomized controlled trial
Asta Krikscionaitiene, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Zilvinas Dambrauskas, Tracey Barron, BS, Egle Vaitkaitiene
Aug 01, 2015|AEDR 2015 Vol. 3 Issue 2|Research Posters
Adequate chest compression (CC) depth is paramount for resuscitation outcomes. Elderly rescuers are often unable to achieve the required 5-6 cm CC depth; thus, we investigated new strategies to improve CC performance. To evaluate the effects of the Andrew Maneuver (four-hands CC) on the depth of CCs performed by elderly bystanders in the setting of simulated dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-CPR). A randomized controlled trial conducted in December 2013. Sixty-eight lay rescuers aged 50–75 were randomized to intervention or control pairs (males and females separately)...