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One-handed versus two-handed chest compressions in paediatric cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

Peska, Emil and Kelly, Anne-Maree and Kerr, Debra and Green, Denise (2006) One-handed versus two-handed chest compressions in paediatric cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation, 71 (1). pp. 65-69. ISSN 0300-9572

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It is currently recommended that chest compressions be provided with the heel of one hand in paediatric CPR [children aged 1-8 years]. This recommendation was arrived at by consensus and seems to be based on the assumptions that less force is required to compress the paediatric thorax and that there would be less risk of excessive force, and thus injury, with this technique. It has recently been shown that two-handed compressions produce higher mean and peak compression pressures when compared to one-handed compressions and that 29/30 participants found the two-handed technique easier to perform. The aims of this study were to determine emergency department [ED] nursing and medical staff preference for one- or two-handed paediatric chest compressions; and to determine if there was a difference in compression rates delivered and fatigability between the techniques.

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Also see citation for abstract only: Peska, Emil, Kelly, Anne-Maree, Kerr, Debra and Green, Denise (2006) One-handed versus two-handed chest compressions in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Academic Emergency Medicine, 13 (s5). S176. ISSN 1553-2712

Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency department, ED, CPR compression rate, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, ILCOR, emergency cardiac care, chest compression-ventilation ratios, cardiopulmonary
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
FOR Classification > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 06 May 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 02:13
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2006.02.007
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