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Real-Time Feedback During CPR

Measure to Improve

Help Ensure Quality CPR with Real-Time Feedback

The consensus is clear: high-quality CPR saves lives,1,2 but when seconds and millimeters can be the difference, even seasoned professionals can have difficulty achieving correct compressions on look and feel alone.

Fortunately, multiple studies3,4 have shown that real-time feedback can improve the quality of compressions provided. As the Resuscitation Academy's Mike Helbock states below, "You cannot improve that what you cannot measure," meaning if your goal is to optimize performance, performance feedback becomes a necessity.

 

Resuscitation Experts on Real-Time Feedback

Five experts share their thoughts on the role of using real-time feedback devices in improving survival from cardiac arrest.

Read the article "CPR-Good to Great"

5 Reasons Why Real-Time Feedback Can Make the Difference

 

In this article, we share five reasons why real-time feedback can help providers and their organizations go from good to great in delivering CPR. Science and the experience of our customers agree - those who deliver the best CPR results employ real-time feedback as a means to:

· Improve defibrillation success
· Maximize perfusion pressure
· Adjust for chest stiffness
· Ensure engagement and ownership
· Continuously improve quality

1. Steven L. Kronick, Michael C. Kurz, et al Part 4: Systems of Care and Continuous Quality Improvement 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015;132:S397-S413
2. Nichol G, Thomas E, Callaway CW, Hedges J, Powell JL, Aufderheide TP, Rea T, Lowe R, Brown T, Dreyer J, Davis D, Idris A, Stiell I; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators. Regional variation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidence and outcome [published correction appears in JAMA. 2008;300:1763]. JAMA. 2008;300:1423–1431.
3. Skorning, M., Beckers, S.K., Brokmann, J.C., et al. (2010), Resuscitation; New Visual Feedback Device Improves Performance of Chest Compressions by Professionals in Simulated Cardiac Arrest”
4. Buleon, J. Parienti, J-J, Halbout, L., et. al.(2013) AJEM; Improvement in chest compression quality using feedback device (CPRmeter):a simulation randomized crossover study