Mechanical chest compression
Topic Status Complete
Mechanical chest compression for use by the ambulance service to treat adults with out-of-hospital non-traumatic cardiac arrest.
Outcome of the appraisal
HTW advises that routine adoption of mechanical chest compression devices across the ambulance service is not currently supported by available evidence.
Why was this topic appraised?
This topic was proposed by the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to support evidence-informed decision making over whether to routinely adopt mechanical chest compression devices across the ambulance service in Wales.