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High quality chest compressions have been linked to improved survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
The 2015 AHA guidelines recommend the following:
- Rate of compressions between 100 120 CPM
- Depth of compressions between 2 2.4 inches
- Allow full recoil between compressions
- Target CPR fraction at least 60% of the time, ideally 80%
- Avoid hyperventilation
- Collect and use data to improve performance
We set out to show that our clinicians would have a minimum 25% improvement in CPR quality with the use of real time feedback using the new R series ZOLL defibrillators.
quality improvement, CPR, cardiac arrest, chest compression
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pulmonology
Kloo, MD, Juergen; West, MD, Frances Mae; and Haviland, RN, BSN, Michael, "We Got the Beat: Improving CPR Quality with Real-Time Metrics" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 126.