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- In hospital, when a child’s condition has deteriorated to where their breathing or heart stops, a Code Blue is called. The Code Blue Team, made up of nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists rushes to the call with a crash cart that has everything they need to try to revive that child.
- When the heart has stopped, CPR is needed to circulate the blood throughout the body.
- There are guidelines in place on how to do the best quality CPR, including how deep and how fast compressions should be given to children and babies.
- The Code Blue Team regularly practices their CPR skills on life-like mannequins in the donor-funded KidSIM Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
- Surprisingly, the CPR success rate in a non-hospital setting is 10-20%. The average success rate in hospital is 30-40%. Data is being collected to find out what our success is at this hospital, but research has shown that if CPR quality is improved, then patients survive more often.
- The CPR Feedback System provides feedback in real time to help experts provide the best quality CPR possible. Connected to a pad on the patient’s chest and a sensor placed underneath the patient on the bed, this defibrillator clearly displays depth and rate of compression on the screen as well as heart rhythm. Current defibrillators only display heart rhythm. The new defibrillator can also give voice commands.
- Having this technology with the feedback capability allows staff to make decisions faster and more accurately. It gives them the ability to change their CPR quality in real time, so they’re following more closely to the recommendations.