Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Bystanders get ready, here comes the "new" hands-free/no breaths CPR
On the front page of The (Syracuse) Post-Standard today is my story about "hands-free" or "compression only" CPR. (See a video from the Mayo Clinic about how this is done.)
During my research for the story I got to interview Dr. Gordon Ewy, the cardiologist in Arizona who has made this his life's work. He shared with me some of his research. I also looked into other studies, too. I've compiled the related abstracts for you here:
* From Circulation, Dec. 20, 2007: New Concepts of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Lay Public: Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR
* From Circulation, May, 13, 2008: Hands-on defibrillation: an analysis of electrical current flow through rescuers in direct contact with patients during biphasic external defibrillation.
* From Current Opinions in Critical Care, June 2008: Airway Techniques and Ventilation Strategies.
* Aenesthetist, August 2008: Chest compression without ventilation during basic life support? Confirmation of the validity of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines 2005
* From Annal's of Emergency Medicine, September 2008: Cardiocerebral Resuscitation Improves Neurologically Intact Survival of Patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
* Resuscitation, October, 2008: Effectiveness of simplified chest compression-only CPR training for the general public: a randomized controlled trial.
* From Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Jan. 13, 2009: Recent Advances in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
* From Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Jan. 13, 2009: Cardiocerebral resuscitation: a broader perspective.
* From Circulation, May 18, 2009: Do Modifications of the American Heart Association Guidelines Improve Survival of Patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?
* From Current Opinions in Critical Care, June 2009: Chest compression-only cardiocerebral resuscitation.
* From Journal of Emergency Medical Services, July 2009: Cardiocerebral Resuscitation -- Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival with a New Technique
* From BMC Nurse, July 2009: A randomized cross-over study of the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation among females performing 30:2 and hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
* From Heart, Sept. 8, 2009: Rationale for Continuous Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
* Resuscitation, October 2009: Effectiveness of simplified chest compression-only CPR training program with or without preparatory self-learning video: a randomized controlled trial.
* From Annals of Emergency Medicine, November 2009: Passive Oxygen Insufflation is Superior to Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation for Witnessed Ventricular Fibrillation Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
* From Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, February 2010: Optimizing Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.