AHA releases new CPR training requirements for 2019

미국 심장 협회 (AHA)는 지난 8월 15일, 2019년 1월부터 시행하는 심폐 소생술 실습 과정에서는 피드백 지시 장치의 사용을 필수요건으로 한다고 발표했습니다. 이 장치를 통해서 학생들은 가슴 압박 속도와 깊이, 그리고 손위치 등이 올바른지에 대해 시청각적인 안내와 평가를 받을 수 있습니다.


미국에서는 매년 350,000 건 이상의 심정지가 병원 밖에서 발생하고 있고, 이들 중 단 46 %의 환자만이 전문 구급대가 현장에 도착하기 전까지 CPR을 받고 있습니다. CPR은 환자의 소생 가능성을 두 배 또는 세 배까지 늘릴 수 있습니다.


On. Aug. 15, the American Heart Association (AHA) announced CPR training courses will require use of an instrumented directive feedback device, effective Jan. 39, 2019. Using the devices, students receive audiovisual evaluation and corrective instruction on chest compression rate, depth and proper hand placement.

Studies have show the technology can be used alongside or integrated with a manikin to help students improve skills and reduce instruction time.

This new requirement impacts the Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), ACLS for Experienced Providers and Heartsaver adult CPR training courses.

“The American Heart Association trains more than 22 million people in CPR annually through its course offerings. Requiring a feedback device further solidifies its global leadership position in resuscitation science and CPR education training,” said Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, MSN, AHA volunteer and professor, senior associate dean for education innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Information. “Specific and targeted feedback is critical to students understanding and delivering high-quality CPR when faced with a cardiac emergency. Incorporating feedback devices into adult CPR courses improves the quality and consistency of CPR training, which increases the chance of a successful outcome when CPR is performed.”

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen each year outside of a hospital setting, with only 46 percent of suffers receiving CPR before professional help arrives. CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.