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Automating CPR

The survival rate of CPR is incredibly low and hasn’t changed in more than 25 years. While a compulsory skill for health professionals, research shows CPR performance drastically declines just weeks after receiving training. So why is a skill that helps save lives failing so many?

In this episode we look at how feedback devices could help boost the survival rate of CPR. Nursing student Bec Karslake (University of Technology Sydney) explains what it’s like to use these devices firsthand, while registered nurse Felicity Dick-Smith (University of Technology Sydney) tosses up the automation of resuscitation.

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