Journal article

The Baby Shark (Songs Heard Affecting Resuscitation Kinetics) study

Rebecca Singer, Grace Leo, Tessa Davis, Ben Lawton, Henry Goldstein, Andrew Tagg, Ross Fisher, Damian Roland

BMJ SIMULATION & TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Previous research has examined the utilisation of musical cues to improve the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) delivered in training environments. We postulated a musical cue that is both contemporary and transcends cultures may improve CPR performance. Our aim was to establish whether chest compressions are performed with improved rate and depth if a song of a fixed beat (PinkFong's â € Baby Shark' with a tempo of 115 beats per minute (bpm) and 15 beats in each verse) is played to a healthcare professional immediately before undertaking CPR compared to whale noises (a non-metronomic rhythm). 58 Participants of a paediatric conference (majority doctors) were randomly assign..

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