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2013

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Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications

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We Still Need A Real-Time Hemodynamic Monitor For Cpr, Charles F. Babbs Jun 2013

We Still Need A Real-Time Hemodynamic Monitor For Cpr, Charles F. Babbs

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications

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The Case For Inteposed Abdominal Compression Cpr In Hospital Settings, Charles F. Babbs Jan 2013

The Case For Inteposed Abdominal Compression Cpr In Hospital Settings, Charles F. Babbs

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications

Interposed abdominal compression (IAC)-CPR includes all steps of standard external CPR with the addition of manual mid-abdominal compressions in counterpoint to the rhythm of chest compressions. IAC-CPR can increase blood flow during CPR about two fold compared to standard CPR without IAC, as shown by multiple studies in computer and animal models. The technique increases the rate return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) for in-hospital resuscitations from roughly 25% to 50%. Improved survival to discharge is demonstrated in two in-hospital trials. IAC as an adjunct technique is quickly taught and is less complex than most other basic life support maneuvers ...