We know correct compression depth should be between 5-6 cm but research has found that even achieving this can be difficult to ensure. Tomlinson et al (2007) found that, depending on the patient’s chest, the required pressure may actually range from as much as 10-55kg.
We need to ask ourselves questions such as:
Can we feel an adequate compression depth?
Are compression rates consistently between 100-120 per minute?
Is any time wasted between compressions?
Measure the quality of CPR during training.
Regular refresher training conducted. Just 30 minutes every 3 months would be enough.
Use a live feedback device to measure the quality of CPR provided during therapy.
Evaluate these measurements obtained during training and therapy to ensure quality and identify areas for improvement.