PCEM introduces new innovations in CPR
PCEM doctors participated in the CPR challenge by HealthSolutions where they tried out the feedback mechanism of the featured Zoll products.
Outgoing PCEM President Dr. Carlos Gabriel introduced new methods of doing CPR noting that there should be no leaning and the fingers should touch the ribs.
New technology promises to make CPR easier for doctors, first responders, and bystanders
MANILA, May 2017—The Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM) emphasized the value of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) during their annual convention updating doctors to new methods.
“New technology is now available to improve CPR outcomes in addition to the basic standards that’s already been set forth across the globe,” PCEM Outgoing President Dr. Carlos Vicente Gabriel said in an interview.
Dr. Gabriel who practices Emergency Medicine at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center urged nearly a thousand doctors who attended the convention to be acquainted with the new technologies that helps improve the CPR practice.
One way to greatly improve CPR outcome is to use a feedback mechanism where they are guided to achieve the target in CPR. “Before I tried the feedback approach, I relied heavily on muscle memory and intuition. The reality is when I got on to the feedback machine, I was on target 50-60 percent of the time. After the intervention or the feedback, I was at 95-99 percent on target,” Dr. Gabriel said.
The relevant feedback mechanism is a feature that is already pre-installed in the Zoll defibrillators distributed by HealthSolutions in the Philippines. The Zoll defibrillators, specifically, the R Series Defibrillators with Basic Cardiac Monitor for hospital and X-Series for EMS will consistently deliver high-quality CPR, provide optimal defibrillation, and pacing treatments for all patients and manage data to address critical quality improvements.
Furthermore, Zoll’s variety of defibrillators is also flexible enough that even bystanders can perform CPR in cases of emergencies using the Zoll AED Plus which also has a feedback mechanism. “It allows bystanders to be guided by feedback mechanisms so that people who don’t do CPR on a regular basis are able to do CPR and they end up performing better CPR,” Dr. Gabriel said.
“We want to deliver CPR before they hit the hospital. That forms part of the foundation of basic life support and advanced life support,” Dr. Gabriel adds.
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