Simul Healthc 2021 Aug;16(4):239-245
From the Pavia nel Cuore (E.B., E.C., M.P., C.B.), Pavia; Robbio nel Cuore (E.B., E.C., D.B.), Robbio; Department of Molecular Medicine (E.B.), Section of Cardiology, University of Pavia; Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and Experimental Cardiology (E.B.), Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo; AAT 118 Pavia (E.C.), AREU Lombardia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Swiss Resuscitation Council (R.B.), Bern, Switzerland; Fondazione Ticino Cuore (R.B.), Breganzona, Switzerland; Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine (P.B., O.E.F.), Unit of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pavia; Department of Clinical-Surgical, Pediatric and Diagnostic Sciences-Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy (M.P.), University of Pavia, Pavia; Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Sciences (Di.Chir.On.S.), Department of Anesthesia Intensive Care and Emergency (M.P., A.C.), Policlinico Paolo Giaccone, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; Federazione Cantonale Ticinese Servizi Autoambulanze (C.T.), Lugano; Accademia di Medicina d'Urgenza Ticinese (AMUT) (C.T.), Breganzona, Switzerland; Emergency Training Center (D.L.), Cugy, Switzerland; Centro Studi e Formazione Gymnasium (S.B.), Pordenone, Italy; École Supérieure d'Ambulancier et Soins d'Urgence Romande (ES-ASUR) (S.D.), Lausanne; and Formamed Sàrl (M.T.), Cortaillod, Switzerland.
Background: Compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a suggested technique for laypeople facing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, it is difficult performing high-quality CPR until emergency medical services arrival with this technique. We aimed to verify whether incorporating intentional interruptions of different frequency and duration increases laypeople's CPR quality during an 8-minute scenario compared with compression-only CPR. Read More