Mechanical versus manual chest compressions for cardiac arrest.

  title={Mechanical versus manual chest compressions for cardiac arrest.},
  author={Steven C Brooks and Blair L. Bigham and Laurie J. Morrison},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Mechanical chest compression devices have been proposed to improve the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of mechanical chest compressions versus standard manual chest compressions with respect to neurologically intact survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Studies (CENTRAL) on The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Science Citation abstracts… CONTINUE READING


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