Can the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR application improve the performance of chest compressions during bystander resuscitation: A randomised crossover manikin study

Georgette Eaton, John Renshaw, Pete Gregory, Tim Kilner

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Abstract

This study aims to determine whether the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR training application can improve the depth and rate of chest compression and therefore be confidently recommended for bystander use. A total of 118 candidates were recruited into a randomised crossover manikin trial. Each candidate performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 2 min without instruction or performed chest compressions using the PocketCPR application. Candidates then performed a further 2 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation 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% vs 40.57%, p < 0.001). The number of chest compressions performed to the required depth was higher in the PocketCPR group (90.86 vs 66.26). The British Heart Foundation 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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation without creating delay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date11 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • assistive technologies
  • bystander
  • healthcare service innovation and information technology
  • mobile health
  • PocketCPR

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