Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: physical stress on the rescuer.

  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: physical stress on the rescuer.},
  author={Jason Lonergan and J Z Youngberg and Joel A. Kaplan},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={9 11},
The physical stress on the rescuer performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was assessed utilizing the ECG, rate pressure product (RPP), and total body oxygen consumption (VO2). Six healthy physicians served as rescuers. Only a submaximal physical effort was required to perform good CPR, as demonstrated by the heart rate and VO2 changes. However, the… CONTINUE READING