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Providing the best chest compression quality: Standard CPR versus chest compressions only in a bystander resuscitation model.

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Summary of "Providing the best chest compression quality: Standard CPR versus chest compressions only in a bystander resuscitation model."

Bystander-initiated basic life support (BLS) for the treatment of prehospital cardiac arrest increases survival but is frequently not performed due to fear and a lack of knowledge. A simple flowchart can improve motivation and the quality of performance. Furthermore, guidelines do recommend a chest compression (CC)-only algorithm for dispatcher-assisted bystander resuscitation, which may lead to increased fatigue and a loss of compression depth. Consequently, we wanted to test the hypothesis that CCs are more correctly delivered in a flowchart-assisted standard resuscitation algorithm than in a CC-only algorithm.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0228702

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