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Analyzing the effectiveness of different forms of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

from The Journal of Emergency Medicine

In order to simulate a heartbeat in a cardiac arrest patient, cardiopulmonary resuscitation requires that chest compressions be delivered with a force of at least 560 N at a rate >100 compressions/min. Many new learners initially use CPR forms that may not meet these parameters sufficiently. Researchers examined three forms of CPR: the form recommended by the American Heart Association and two forms that are common among new learners but that are considered incorrect, using a CPR manikin placed on a force plate. Four trained CPR users tested the different methods. more

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