A comparison of active compression/decompression cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) versus standard cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (Std-CPR) at the emergency department
College of Science
Makati Medical Center Proceedings
Active-Compression/Decompression CPR (ACD-CPR) by means of a portable handheld suction device was introduced to improve resuscitation outcomes. Results would vary from European and American studies. Presently, ACD-CPR is classified as Class II-B (acceptable but more evidences needed) in the latest ACLS guidelines of the American Heart Association. This pioneering study aimed in evaluating ACD-CPR vs. Standard CPR in the local setting. This might even contribute to the evidences needed to prove ACD-CPR's value. In a period of eight months, qualified patients needing CPR in the Emergency Room of The Makati Medical Center were rendered ACD-CPR or Standard CPR. Data garnered were subjected to a Correlation and Stepwise Regression Technique. Results were neutral indicating that method of CPR did not affect resuscitation outcome. But the information gathered depicted ACD-CPR is still an acceptable alternative.
Maghirang, E. V., & Sinon, J. B. (2003). A comparison of active compression/decompression cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) versus standard cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (Std-CPR) at the emergency department. Makati Medical Center Proceedings, 17 Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/8190
Medicine and Health Sciences
CPR (First aid)