UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Procedures

Title: Are Mechanical Compression Devices Useful For In- Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

Keywords: inhospital cardiac arrest, manual compression devices (PubMed Search)

Posted: 3/28/2023 by Robert Flint, MD (Emailed: 4/23/2023) (Updated: 6/16/2024)
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This is a review of the literature surrounding using mechanical compression devices for in-hospital cardiac arrest. The bottom line is there isn’t much evidence to support the use of these devices and there is scant literature in general on this topic. This is an area in need of further research

References

Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In?Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Oscar J. L. Mitchell,Xinyi Shi, Benjamin S. Abella and Saket Girotra

Originally published21 Mar 2023https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.122.027726 Journal of the American Heart Association. 2023;0:e027726