Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-6
Hong-Seok Baek1 and Sang-Sub Park2*
1 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Daejeon University, Daejeon - 300-716, South Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Chungcheong University, Cheongju - 361-792, South Korea; [email protected]
This study aims to investigate the effects of rescuers’ using a smartphone-band on the quality of chest compression.The participants in this study were those who had taken a regular course for the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and understood the purpose of this study and then agreed to participate. They were divided into the Smartphone-Band Group (SBG) (N=36) and the Standardized Traditional Group (STG) (N=35). A manikin was used to conduct measurements for two days from October 16 to 17, 2013. SPSS WIN Version 12.0 was used for analysis. The compression depth (mm) was reasonable in both groups: 54.97mm for the smartphone-band group and 57.54mm for the standardized traditional group (p<.001). The average compression velocity (time/min) was also within a normal scope in both groups: 108.97 time/min for the smartphone-band group and 120.80 time/min for the standardized traditional group (p<.001). Chest compression accuracy (%) was statistically significant in both of the groups.
Keywords: Band, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Chest Compression, Smartphone
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