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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research is being undertaken by her Department into the efficacy of the ResQPOD device as an aid to cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and if she will make a statement. (109879)

None directly, although a study currently being undertaken by the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust refers to the ResQPOD device1. Details can be found on the National Research Register at:

www.dh.gov.uk/research.

A report published in 2005 of a study by Staffordshire Ambulance Trust on the use of an impedance threshold device2 can be found on PubMed at:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez.

1 Outcome from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a pilot randomised controlled trial comparing survival after standard or inspiratory impedance threshold values augmented cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

2 Use of an impedance threshold device improves short-term outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.