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Can the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR Application Improve the Performance of Chest Compressions During Bystander Resuscitation: a Randomised Crossover Manikin Study

Eaton, G. and Renshaw, J. and Gregory, P. and Kilner, Tim (2016) Can the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR Application Improve the Performance of Chest Compressions During Bystander Resuscitation: a Randomised Crossover Manikin Study. Health Informatics Journal. ISSN Print 1460-4582 Online: 1741-2811 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study aims to determine whether the British Heart Foundation (BHF) PocketCPR application can improve the depth and rate of chest compression, and therefore be confidently recommended for bystander use. 118 candidates were recruited into a randomised crossover manikin trial. Each candidate performed CPR for two-minutes without instruction, or performed chest compressions using the PocketCPR application. Candidates then performed a further two minutes of CPR within the opposite arm. The number of chest compressions performed improved when PocketCPR was used compared to chest compressions when it was not (44.28% v40.57, P<0.001). The number of chest compressions performed to the required depth was higher in the PocketCPR group (90.86 v 66.26). The BHF PocketCPR application improved the percentage of chest compressions that were performed to the required depth. Despite this, more work is required in order to develop a feedback device that can improve bystander CPR without creating delay.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: assistive technologies, PocketCPR, bystander, mobile health, healthcare service innovation and IT
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Tim Kilner
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 13:40
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 13:10
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4653

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