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Are chest compression depths measured by the Resusci Anne SkillReporter and CPRmeter the same?


1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.22514/SV131.032017.14 Vol.13,Issue 1,March 2017 pp.24-27

Published: 20 March 2017

*Corresponding Author(s): JE HYEOK OH E-mail:


Objective. We investigated whether data collected using the Resusci Anne Skill-Reporter were comparable with those collected using the CPRmeter (cardiopul-monary resuscitation meter -an acceler-ometer feedback device used to provide high-quality chest compressions). Materials and Methods. Fifty continu-ous chest compressions were performed using a Resusci Anne SkillReporter and a CPRmeter under two conditions (Ex-periment 1: complete chest wall recoil; Experiment 2: incomplete chest wall re-coil). The conditions were defined accord-ing to visual feedback signals provided by the CPRmeter. A single healthcare worker performed 20 repetitions under each ex-perimental condition alternately. Chest compression data were collected and ana-lyzed using the Laerdal PC SkillReporting System and QCPR Review software. Results. The mean difference in chest com-pression depth between the Resusci Anne SkillReporter and CPRmeter was 6.7 ± 1.2 mm in Experiment 1 (95% CI: 6.1~7.3) and was significantly higher in Experiment 2 (17.3 ± 1.9 mm; 95% CI: 16.4~18.2; p < 0.001).

Conclusions. The chest compression depth measured by the Resusci Anne Skill-Reporter was significantly different from that of the CPRmeter. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructors, trainees, and re-searchers should be aware of this difference to ensure the most accurate interpretation of their training or experimental results.


cardiopulmonary resuscitation, manikins, feedback, education, training

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CHAN WOONG KIM,JE HYEOK OH. Are chest compression depths measured by the Resusci Anne SkillReporter and CPRmeter the same?. Signa Vitae. 2017. 13(1);24-27.


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