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Thursday, September 25, 2014

CPR Research

Good news. SLICC has been notified that its research on leaning (excessive pressure on the chest at the top of the recoil stroke during CPR) has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 Resuscitation Science Symposium in Chicago in November.

The 2012 presentation is at

The 2013 presentation is at

The 2014 presentation will be at
after November 15th, 2014

See you in Chicago

For the third year in a row, SLICC will be presenting its research related to CPR.

In 2012 SLICC demonstrated that pedal chest compressions permitted people to last three plus times longer than people performing manual compressions also were able to provide Guideline-Compliant Chest Compressions ("GC3's") to a larger percentage of the USA adult population.

In 2013 SLICC demonstrated that one's ability to perform chest compressions for an extended period were defined by (a) the stiffness of the victim's chest, (b) the body weight of the rescuer, and (c) the method used to compress the chest. People performing pedal compressions were able to provide GC3's to a larger percentage of the population and were able to perform compressions for more than three times longer than they could when performing manual compressions.

In 2014 SLICC will report on its research into the prevalence and magnitude of "leaning." "Leaning is the presence of excessive force on the sternum at the top of the "full recoil" part of the compression force. We cannot publish the details, because the AHA places the contents of papers and presentations under embargo until the time of the actual presentation.

The presentation will take place in the late afternoon on Saturday, the fifteenth of November, and I will share the results soon thereafter.

We're happy and are preparing to act on the results.