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Philips reports improvement in CPR performance following data debriefing

2nd June 2008

Royal Philips Electronics have published the results of a study showing that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data debriefing by hospital responders can improve performance and boost the survival rate after cardiac arrest.

The study results, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that the use of educational feedback and objective metrics results in improved ventilation and compression rates and an improved depth of compression.

Improvements in CPR performance were associated with enhanced initial survival rates for cardiac arrest patients in a clinical setting.

The Philips HeartStart Mrx wih Q-CPR measurement and feedback was used in the study to record resuscitation performance during cardiac arrest events.

Dr Dana Edelson, director of Clinical Research for the Emergency Resuscitation Centre at the University of Chicago Medical Centre, said: “Similar to post-game analysis for professional athletes, medical responders were able to learn from their past resuscitation performance and apply this knowledge to future resuscitations.”

She added that the results of this study suggest a broad applicability for improvement resuscitation training through the review of CPR performance.

In March 2007, Philips Medical Systems announced the launch of its ProtocolWatch application for its IntelliVue patient monitors, which launch a resuscitation bundle with recommended checklist following the diagnosis of severe sepsis.

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