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One of the major changes in 2015 AHA(American Heart Association) cardiopulmonary(CPR) guideline is precise performance of basic life support(BLS). In this study, we evaluated the improvements in performance of BLS skills by using monitor/defibrillator with Q-CPR feedback in those doctors who were working in ER in this study.
Fifty-eight doctors in the emergency department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yet-sen University in November 2016 were enrolled in this study. Twenty-seven of them were ER physicians and were assigned into Rotation Group. Both group were trained according to 2015 CPR guidelines by using monitor/defibrillator with Q-CPR feedback. Skill performance before and after the course, satisfaction assessment after training as well, were employed to assess effectiveness of the training.
Adequate rate and depth in chest compressions, minimized interruptions in compressions in the ER Group were better than Rotation Group significantly before they were trained. But chest wall recoil in ER group is similar to that in Rotation Group. Quality evaluation in ventilation, defibrillation and chest compressions were improved following training in both groups. Improvement of adequate rate and depth in chest compressions in ER group were significantly better than that in both groups.
Monitor/defibrillator with Q-CPR feedback is useful equipment in improving performance precision of BLS skills for CPR training in ER and rotation doctors.