Arresting technology: A novel approach to monitoring CPR performance during cardiac arrest management

Rhys Hillsley, Alex MacQuarrie, Kerry Mann, James Wickham

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving skill that is performed by paramedics and other health care providers in a variety of settings. However, CPR performance and efficacy are difficult to estimate in clinical settings including the pre-hospital environment, due to limitations in technology. Understanding the physiological and biomechanical forces involved in CPR can inform educators, researchers and service providers on strategies to deliver optimal CPR. The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological and biomechanical parameters in two settings using novel wearable technology. The first setting was an actual paramedic attended cardiac arrest and the second was a re-creation of this arrest in a simulation setting, adding in the ability to correlate paramedic biomechanical data with that measured by the mannikin. We believe this is the first time in the world this has been done.


ConferenceAustralasian College of Paramedicine STUCON 2021
Abbreviated titleProfessionalism, patient-centred care, professional transition and the future
OtherSTUCON 2021 is an in-depth student conference that focuses on clinical best practice, education and research.

Aimed at undergraduate paramedic students, the conference will offer an insight into current and emerging knowledge from across the globe. Speakers will include a mix of students, researchers, educators and industry practitioners for a truly enlightening experience.

There are two ways to attend STUCON 2021:

Online, for those who cannot attend a face-to-face a university paramedic society event (due to Covid lockdowns)
View the live stream on-campus at your university's paramedic society's event (further details below)
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