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Effects of bed height on the performance of chest compressions
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    Re:Effects of bed height on the performance of chest compressions- Clinical application of results

    We are incredibly glad to hear that Dr. Sherren has taken an interest in our research (1). I concur with his position on this matter. I believe that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) issues in in-hospital cardiac arrest patients will be solved through near future technologies such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenators. However, if we divide cardiac arrests broadly into in-hospital and out-of-hospital, or on-site arrests...

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    Effects of bed height on the performance of chest compressions- Clinical application of results

    Editor- I would like to start by congratulating Cho and colleagues (1) on undertaking a study that addresses an area of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which potentially, could for such a simple intervention have such a dramatic impact on the quality of CPR delivered. There are surprisingly few papers published on this area, and the 2005 ILCOR guidelines (2) were based largely on expert opinion with little evidence...

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