Chest Compression Devices: Are they worth it?
By Art Hsieh
"Survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is zero percent if external chest compressions (CPR) are not performed. Since the 1950s, when Dr. Peter Safar first described the modern technique of pushing on the chest to create blood flow, researchers have worked to optimize manual compression depth and rate while trainers have trained millions of people worldwide in CPR."
Visit the BTU Classroom to sign up for the Sudden Cardiac Death CEU
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for approximately 5% of all deaths. This program will discuss the circumstances surrounding SCD, contributing factors, and methods to reduce the risk of SCD, as well as how the EMS professional assesses a patient who has died.