The second group, the control, had chest compressions at a rate of 30:2, where there was a 5 second interruption for positive pressure ventilation. If return of spontaneous circulation(ROSC) hadn’t occurred by the 3rd cycle, then, as in the other group, either a supra-glottic device or endotracheal tube was inserted.
Once the 3rd cycle was completed and either ROSC or an airway was inserted, both groups had standard CPR as per the guidelines performed.
THE CONCLUSION:There was no statistically significant difference to discharge from hospital, or neurological outcome in the two groups.
Does this mean that once you’ve lost output, then the outcomes are pretty bad? Well yes, we know this.
However the questions that are raised from this study are: