Journal article

The effect of alternative methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Cough CPR, percussion pacing or precordial thump - on outcomes following cardiac arrest. A systematic review.

Ryan Dee, Michael Smith, Kausala Rajendran, Gavin D Perkins, Christopher M Smith, Christian Vaillancourt, Suzanne Avis, Steven Brooks, Maaret Castren, Sung Phil Chung, Julie Considine, Raffo Escalante, Lim Swee Han, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Mary Fran Hazinski, Kevin Hung, Peter Kudenchuk, Peter Morley, Kee-Chong Ng, Chika Nishiyama Show all

Resuscitation | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves cardiac arrest survival. Cough CPR, percussion pacing and precordial thump have been reported as alternative CPR techniques. We aimed to summarise in a systematic review the effectiveness of these alternative CPR techniques. METHODS: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library on 24/08/2020. We included randomised controlled trials, observational studies and case series with five or more patients. Two reviewers independently reviewed title and abstracts to identify studies for full-text review, and reviewed bibliographies and 'related articles' (using PubMed) of full-texts for further eligible studies. We extracted data a..

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