Efficacy of feed forward and feedback signaling for inflations and chest compression pressure during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a newborn mannequin

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    Background: The objective of the study was to evaluate a device that supports professionals during neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The device features a box that generates an audio-prompted rate guidance (feed forward) for inflations and compressions, and a transparent foil that is placed over the chest with marks for inter nipple line and sternum with LED’s incorporated in the foil indicating the exerted force (feedback). Methods: Ten pairs (nurse/doctor) performed CPR on a newborn resuscitation mannequin. All pairs initially performed two sessions. Thereafter two sessions were performed in similar way, after randomization in 5 pairs that used the device and 5 pairs that performed CPR without the device (controls). A rhythm score was calculated based on the number of CPR cycles that were performed correctly. Results: The rhythm score with the device improved from 85 ± 14 to 99 ± 2% (P <0.05). In the control group no differences were observed. The recorded pressures with the device increased from 3.1 ± 1.6 to 4.9 ± 0.8 arbitrary units (P <0.05). The second performance of the teams showed significant better results for the group with the CPR device compared to the controls. Conclusion: Feed forward and feedback signaling leads to a more constant rhythm and chest compression pressure during CPR.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    Pagina's (van-tot)274-278
    TijdschriftJournal of Clinical Medicine Research
    Volume4
    Nummer van het tijdschrift4
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2012

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