The CPR Working Group
About the CPR Working Group
The CPR Improvement Working Group was formed in June 2008 by Laerdal Medical, Philips Healthcare and ZOLL Medical Corporation with a mission to expand the use of CPR feedback by the community, healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics and to improve skill performance during the administration of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The CPR Improvement Working Group sponsored the first multi-national attitudinal survey on CPR perceptions and performance by healthcare professionals. The survey aimed to provide a broader analysis of how CPR is performed by healthcare professionals, on a global basis and to spark discussion among CPR experts on the best ways to help improve CPR performance by healthcare professionals. The survey results will be announced concurrently with the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009/The Resuscitation Science Symposium 2009 in Orlando on November 16.
The survey is intended to foster CPR quality improvement through increased understanding of attitudes on CPR performance and the impact of those attitudes on CPR performance. In addition, the survey aims to determine the level of awareness among healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics concerning CPR protocols to provide a broader analysis of whether CPR is performed correctly on a global basis.
Survey respondents include medical practitioners in the U.S., as well as those from the UK, France and Germany.