Complications Chest Compressions

Chest compressions is a drastic measure and only to be preformed on a cardiac arrest patient.  Cardiac arrest secondary to respiratory arrest is an entirely different animal than a simple cardiac arrest from heart disease.

http://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2011/10000/InFocus__Dissecting_the_ACLS_Guidelines_on_Cardiac.7.aspx

Hoke R. S. Chamberlain D. ‘Skeletal chest injuries secondary to cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ Resuscitation 2004;63(3)327-38  http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(04)00252-7/references

Atcheson SG, Fred HL.   ‘Letter: Complications of cardiac resuscitation’  Am Heart J. 1975 Feb;89(2):263-5.

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