Eur J Emerg Med 2015 Feb;22(1):62-5
aSchool of Nursing, University of Castilla La-Mancha, Albacete bSocial and Health Care Research Center, University of Castilla La-Mancha, Cuenca cSchool of Education, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real dDepartment of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, University of Murcia, Spain.
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Resuscitation 2008 Mar 31;76(3):405-12. Epub 2007 Oct 31.
St. John Ambulance Australia SA Inc., 85 Edmund Avenue, Unley, South Australia 5061, Australia.
Objective: St. John Ambulance Australia has used the performance of CPR for 10 min as a fitness test for its members. Recent changes in international guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation caused concern that the new ILCOR protocol was more strenuous than the previous one. Read More
Eur J Emerg Med 2011 Oct;18(5):251-6
Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Objective: Inadequate chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may be insufficient to provide the required blood flow to preserve critical organ function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of the CPR provider's physical fitness on the quality of chest compression and physiological changes during continuous chest compressions for 5 min. We also investigated the possible effects of rescuer's sex, weight, and height on the quality of CPR performed. Read More
J Emerg Med 2013 Oct 8;45(4):570-7. Epub 2013 Jul 8.
Institute of Emergency Medicine of Istria County, Emergency Medical Service Pazin, Pazin, Croatia.
Background: The performance of high-quality chest compressions with minimal interruptions is one of the most important elements of the "Chain of Survival."
Objectives: To evaluate the impact of a novel CPR PRO(®) (CPRO) device for manual chest compression on rescuer fatigue, pain, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality.
Methods: Randomized crossover trial of 24 health care professionals performing continuous chest compression CPR for 10 min with a CPRO device and conventional manual CPR (MCPR). Read More
Resuscitation 2000 Jul;45(2):97-103
St. John Ambulance Australia SA Inc., Adelaide.
Objective: Previous research has suggested that the physical demands of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are relatively low. However, the subjects studied have generally been of a young age. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis, in null form, that the physiological responses to the performance of single operator CPR for 10 min are independent of age. Read More