What does a chest compression feedback device monitor?
A chest compression feedback device is a technology used to give immediate feedback on the effectiveness of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It keeps an eye on a number of important metrics to make sure chest compressions are being given correctly. A chest compression feedback device may track the following particular metrics:
Compression Depth: This measures the depth of chest compression. Adults should wear a compression depth of at least 2 inches (5 centimetres), according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Compression Rate: The number of compressions delivered each minute is called the compression rate. The AHA advises a compression rate between 100 and 120 compressions per minute.
Hand Position: To make sure that compressions are applied to the right spot on the chest, the device may also keep an eye on where the hands should be placed on the patient.
Compression Fraction: The percentage of time compressions are actively made during CPR is known as the compression fraction. Superior results are correlated with higher compression ratios.
These feedback tools are intended to help bystanders and medical professionals perform effective CPR. In cardiac arrest, real-time feedback increases the likelihood of successful resuscitation by ensuring that chest compressions are carried out correctly.