The effect of rescuers’ body mass index on chest compression performance during simulation training in Hong Kong

A.H.W. Cheung, Chung Lim Vico Chiang, E.S.B. Mok

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Abstract

Background: High quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial in out-of-hospital or in-hospital cardiac arrests, but the quality of chest compressions varies in different rescuers. Body mass index (BMI) had an effect on chest compression performance, especially the compression depth.||Objectives: To evaluate the effect of BMI on chest compression performance through simulation training among student nurses in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of problem-based learning
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Body mass index
  • Simulation training

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