Comparison of success rates of chest compressions performed with and without a rescuer's belt during transfer

이송 중 구조자용 벨트(EMT-belt) 착용에 대한 가슴압박 성공률 비교

  • Received : 2019.03.19
  • Accepted : 2019.04.14
  • Published : 2019.04.30


Purpose: The aim of this study was to provide basic data to improve the survival rate of pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients. This study suggests a more effective method of performing effective chest compressions for a cardiac arrest patient in a moving ambulance. Methods: To compare the differences between gender and license (qualification), SPSS 18.0 (Windows) was used. Independent and paired t-tests were used for differences between before and after wearing a rescuer's belt. Results: The success rate of chest compressions according to gender was higher in males ($68{\pm}21.91%$) than in females ($25.04{\pm}16.88%$). There was no difference according to license ($44.70{\pm}26.63$ for paramedic, $45.05{\pm}19.25$ for nurse). However, the depth (mm) and the success rate (%) were improved during the evaluation of chest compressions when wearing the rescuer's belt (depth: $46.95{\pm}6.49$ vs. $49.55{\pm}6.05$, success rate: $44.80{\pm}24.66$ vs. $57.39{\pm}26.823$). Conclusion: Wearing a rescuer's belt in an ambulance during patient transport can result in deeper and more accurate chest compressions; therefore, it is expected to be effective in recovering the circulation of patient with cardiac arrest.


Paramedic;EMT belt;Chest compression;Ambulance;Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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Fig. 1. EMT Belt.

Table 1. General characteristics of the subject

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Table 2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation situation at traffic accident

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Table 3. Accuracy of chest compression according to sex when wearing an EMT belt

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Table 4. Accuracy of chest compression according to sex when wearing an EMT belt

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Table 5. Accuracy of chest compression according to license when wearing an EMT belt

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Table 6. Accuracy of chest compression according to license when wearing an EMT belt

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Table 7. Chest compression accuracy before and after wearing an EMT belt

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