Capstone Rough Draft.docx - Running head MECHANICAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION DEVICES 1 Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Devices A Potential

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Running head: MECHANICAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION DEVICES1Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Devices: A Potential New Standard forCardiopulmonary ResuscitationAaron JonesWest Coast UniversityCapstone 401Professor HamiltonAuthor NoteThis document belongs to Aaron Jones. For any questions or concerns, please contact me at [email protected]
MECHANICAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION DEVICES2AbstractThis paper examines the current practices and efficiency of cardiopulmonary resuscitation using manual chest compressions and mechanical chest compressions. The purpose of this research is to examine the new alternative method of providing chest compressions and determine if the device improves the survival rate of people suffering from conditions requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The current American Heart Association guidelines for providing basic life support will be reviewed and explained. Significance of disease, physiology, and pathophysiology will beexplained to provide an understanding of this content. Keywords: Cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical-cardiopulmonary resuscitation device, A-CPR, ACCD, Autopulse, manual chest compressions, out-of-hospital, return of spontaneous circulation
MECHANICAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION DEVICES3Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Devices: A Potential New Standard forCardiopulmonary ResuscitationEvery year there are more than 300,000 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and of those cases there is only an estimated 10% survival rate (Mozzafarian, 2016). To put it in a daunting perspective, the 90% death rate of cardiac arrest is comparable to some of the deadliest diseases ever known to mankind. Despite the high fatality rate, research has proven that early initiation of basic life support leads to a better chance of survival, but the traditional method of manual chest compressions has its limitations. A new device has been invented that potentially reduces the errors of manual chest compressions and reduces the workload of professional first responders. A mechanical chest compression device is a machine that is capable of delivering and maintaining uninterrupted chest compressions without virtually any variations in rate and depth (Keseg, 2012). This allows for high quality compressions without the possible inconsistencies and loss of quality from manual chest compressions. Better compressions lead to better sustaining pressures and blood circulation, leading to a better chance of neurological outcome and survival. Standardizing the use of mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will increase the survival rate of people suffering conditions that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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