At what age can schoolchildren provide effective chest compressions? An observational study from the Heartstart UK schools training programme.

@article{Jones2007AtWA,
  title={At what age can schoolchildren provide effective chest compressions? An observational study from the Heartstart UK schools training programme.},
  author={Ian Jones and Richard Whitfield and Michael Colquhoun and Douglas Chamberlain and Norman Vetter and Robert G. Newcombe},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2007},
  volume={334 7605},
  pages={1201}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine at what age children can perform effective chest compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Four schools in Cardiff. PARTICIPANTS 157 children aged 9-14 years in three school year groups (ages 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14). INTERVENTIONS Participants were taught basic life support skills in one lesson lasting 20 minutes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Effectiveness of chest compression during three minutes' continuous chest compression… CONTINUE READING

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