A FIVE-SECOND INSTRUCTOR'S INTERVENTION HELPS LIGHTWEIGHT FEMALE RESCUERS ACHIEVE THE REQUIRED CHEST COMPRESSION DEPTH.
Asta Krikscionaitiene, Dinas Vaitkaitis, A. Pranskunas, K. Stasaitis, M. Dambrauskiene, Zilvinas Dambrauskas, J. Vencloviene, Nedas Jasinskas, MD
Mar 01, 2014|AEDR 2014 Vol. 2 Issue 1|Poster Abstracts
Adequate chest compression (CC) depth is crucial for optimal resuscitation outcomes. Lightweight rescuers, particularly women, are often unable to achieve the required 5-6 cm CC depth. This non-randomized cohort study investigated new strategies to improve CC performance. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of a 5-second instructor's intervention on the depth of CCs performed by female rescuers during standard video selfinstruction (VSI) basic life support (BLS) training. Methods: Data were prospectively collected from January 2011 to January 2012...