Assessing practical skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation Discrepancy between standard visual evaluation and a mechanical feedback device

Sánchez González et al. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017; 96(13):e6515

Importance of Conclusion

This study shows lack of agreement between human raters and the feedback device in assessing the quality of external chest compressions.

Key Points

  • There are differences in accuracy in the evaluation of ECC skills among human raters using classical visual analysis and a mechanical feedback device with dedicated software.
  • Mechanical devices such as the manikin used in the study with audiovisual feedback and others ensure accurate feedback about skills, enabling corrections and improvements that help guarantee correct training.
  • Devices that provide audiovisual feedback are also useful in human CPR.

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