Assessing the effect of lay-rescuer gender on chest compression quality when using an automated external defibrillator in a simulated sudden cardiac arrest

Hannah Torney, Adam Harvey, Olibhear McAlister, RR Bond, D Finlay, Justin Magee, David McEneaney, Jennifer Adgey

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Abstract

Introduction: Survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) relies on prompt defibrillation and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The effect of SCA patient gender has been assessed, but there has been little research into the effect of rescuer gender. An update to the resuscitation guidelines recommends lay-rescuers perform chest compression (CC) only CPR. This study was conducted to assess quality of CCs performed by male and female lay-rescuers.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2019
EventESC Congress - Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 31 Aug 20194 Sep 2019
https://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/ESC-Congress

Conference

ConferenceESC Congress
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period31/08/194/09/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • cardiology
  • AEDs
  • Usability
  • medical devices

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