Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 24, Pages: 1-6
Sang-Sub Park1* and Ju-Yeong An2
1 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, ChungCheong University, Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Sungduk University, Korea
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a rescuer’s hand shape on chest compression quality. The research subjects were set to be those who agreed to participate among people who completed the regular course (15 weeks) of Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The participants were 75 people and were allowed to participate doubly in two methods accordingly, total participants are 150 people (Modified Hand-shape Group Metropolitan Health Group (MHG): 75 people, Standardized Group (SG): 75 people). The measurement period was progressed from September 22, 2014 to September 29. As a result of research, the chest compression accuracy (%) was higher in the SG (89.50%) than the MHG (76.58%) (p<.001). The outcome of two methods is that the standard method, which was suggested in guideline, is more effective for the chest compression quality than the modified hand-shape method.
Keywords: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Chest Compression, Modified Hand Shape
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