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Relative effectiveness of dominant versus non-dominant hand position for rescuer's side of approach during chest compressions between right-handed and left-handed novice rescuers

Authors
 Je Sung You  ;  Hoon Kim  ;  Jung Soo Park  ;  Kyung Min Baek  ;  Mun Sun Jang  ;  Hye Sun Lee  ;  Sung Phil Chung  ;  SeungWhan Kim 
Citation
 Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol.32(3) : 184-188, 2015 
Journal Title
 Emergency Medicine Journal 
ISSN
 1472-0205 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The major components affecting high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been defined as the ability of the rescuer, hand position, position of the rescuer and victim, depth and rate of chest compressions, and fatigue. Until now, there have been no studies on dominant versus non-dominant hand position and the rescuer's side of approach. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of hand position and approach side on the quality of CPR between right-handed (RH) and left-handed (LH) novice rescuers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 44 health science university students with no previous experience of basic life support (BLS) volunteered for the study. We divided volunteers into two groups by handedness. Adult BLS was performed on a manikin for 2 min in each session. The sequences were randomly performed on the manikin's left side of approach (Lap) with the rescuer's left hand in contact with the sternum (Lst), Lap/Rst, Rap/Lst and Rap/Rst. RESULTS: We compared the quality of chest compressions between the RH and LH groups according to predetermined positions. A significant decrease in mean compression depth between the two groups was only observed when rescuers performed in the Rap/Lst scenario, regardless of hand dominance. The frequency of correct hand placement also significantly decreased in the Lap/Rst position for the LH group. CONCLUSIONS: The performance of novice rescuers during chest compressions is influenced by the position of the dominant hand and the rescuer's side of approach. In CPR training and real world situations, a novice rescuer, regardless of handedness, should consider hand positions for contacting the sternum identical to the side of approach after approaching from the nearest and most accessible side, for optimal CPR performance.
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http://emj.bmj.com/content/32/3/184.long
DOI
10.1136/emermed-2013-202515
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Emergency Medicine (응급의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Yonsei Biomedical Research Center (연세의생명연구원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
유제성(You, Je Sung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2074-6745
이혜선(Lee, Hye Sun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6328-6948
정성필(Chung, Sung Pil) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3074-011X
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/139610
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