Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines Research Paper by Nicky

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines
A review of the research on the 2006 international and Australian cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines.
# 147251 | 2,000 words | 23 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper reviews the 2006 international and Australian changes to cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines and explores the rationale behind these decisions. The paper reveals that these changes are shown to be more effective and to result in more post-cardiac survival success. The paper concludes that it is critically important that these new and revised guidelines be published widely.

Literature Review

From the Paper:

"Noted in regards to resuscitation in late pregnancy is that in the woman who is obviously pregnant the uterus exerts pressure on the main abdominal vessels when she is lying flat which in turn reduces venous return to the heart therefore the pregnant woman should be placed on her back with her shoulder flat and padding under the right hip to provide a tilt of the pelvic area to the left. (Consensus on Resuscitation Science & Treatment Recommendations Part 4: Advanced Life Support Resuscitation 2005, in Australian Resuscitation Council, 2006). It is additionally noted that CPR skills performance experiences a rapid decline following competency being initially achieved making it a requirement that CPR skills undergo annual reassessment. (Consensus on Resuscitation Science & Treatment Recommendations. Part 8: Interdisciplinary Topics. Resuscitation 2005, in: Australian Resuscitation Council, 2006)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ali, Bakhtiar and Zafari, A. Maziar (2007) Narrative Review: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Review of the Current Guidelines. August 2007. Vol. 147, Issue 3.
  • Anstadt, Mark P. and Lowe, James E. (2008) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Cohn Lh, ed. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008:487-506.
  • Australian Resuscitation Council (2006) Guideline 7 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Online available at: 20Resuscitation%20Guidelines.pdf
  • Consensus on Resuscitation Science & Treatment Recommendations. Part 4: Advanced Life Support. Resuscitation 2005; 67: 213-247 in: Australian Resuscitation Council, 2006
  • Consensus on Resuscitation Science & Treatment Recommendations. Part 8: Interdisciplinary Topics. Resuscitation 2005; 67: 305-314

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines (2011, March 04) Retrieved April 20, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines" 04 March 2011. Web. 20 April. 2024. <>