• Title/Summary/Keyword: Infant cardiac arrest

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A survived case after 150J defibrillation and CPR were performed for out-of-hospital infant cardiac arrest (병원 전 영아 심정지 환자에서 150J 제세동과 심폐소생술 시행 후 생존한 1례)

  • Yun, Hyeong-Wan;Hong, Soo-Mi;Jeon, Yoon-Chul;Lee, Jae-Min
    • The Korean Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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    • v.17 no.3
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    • pp.53-60
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: The purpose of the study is to emphasize the importance of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation. This resuscitation by paramedic is very effectively performed under the medical direction of the doctors. Methods: The cardiac arrest victim was 4 month old infant. Informed consent from the parents of the infant was received. CPR combined with 150J defibrillation was performed to the 4 month old infant. Results: We reported that the 4 month old infant survived the cardiac arrest. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest infant survived after 150J automated external defibrillator and CPR performance. Conclusion: Specific operative protocol is important because the paramedic can apply the proper manual defibrillator effectively. It is important to extend the work scpoe of the EMT.

Chest compression efficiency for three methods of single-person rescuer infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (1인 구조자 영아심폐소생술시 세 가지 가슴압박 방법의 가슴압박 효율성 비교 : 해양경찰교육원 신임경찰 교육생 대상으로)

  • Hwang, Soon-Jung;Yun, Jong-Geun;Kim, Jung Sun
    • The Korean Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.107-116
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    • 2020
  • Purpose: We compared three chest compression methods to find an efficient method for performing infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for single rescuers and improving chest compressions quality. Methods: Thirty new marine police trainees at the Korea Coast Guard Education Institute were tested for five sessions using three methods of single rescuer infant CPR: two-finger chest compression, two-thumb encircling chest compression, and two-finger support chest compression. Results: The depth, accuracy, and number of compressions per minute of resuscitation were analyzed for the above three methods. The depth of two-finger chest compression, two-thumb encircling chest compression, and two-finger support chest compression was 3.53±0.20cm, 4.10±0.13cm, and 4.22±0.15cm, respectively. Accuracy was 23.86±12.59%, 54.11±10.8%, 71.55±18.81%, respectively, while the time for one cycle of 30 chest compression was 16.01±10.5 seconds, 16.45±0.85 seconds, and 16.56±0.91 seconds, respectively. Chest compression interruptions were 6.59±0.78 seconds, 7.17±0.37 seconds, and 6.97±0.35 seconds, respectively. The interruptions were consistent with the range of 5-10 seconds suggested by the American Heart Association. Conclusion: When one rescuer performs CPR for an infant in cardiac arrest, a comparative analysis of three methods showed that two-thumb encircling chest compression is the best for accuracy and efficiency of chest compressions.