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Research Confirms

Metronome Linked to High-Quality DA-CPR

Using a metronome has officially been linked to high-quality Dispatcher-Assisted CPR in a realistic 911 call setting.  A new IAEDTM study published in The Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine confirms that using a metronome during Dispatcher-Assisted CPR (DA-CPR) is effective in helping layperson callers achieve high quality CPR—CPR meeting the target compression rate and compression depth.

Check out the study abstract on The Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, and we encourage you to find out if the emergency dispatchers in your center are using a metronome during DA-CPR. Our partners at Priority Dispatch® were the first to integrate a metronome into their ProQA® calltaking software in 2008. ProQA guides emergency dispatchers through DA-CPR, with the visual metronome setting the pace for effectively counting 1, 2, 3, 4 with the caller.

Listen to a call where the emergency dispatcher sets the pace for high-quality CPR by counting out loud with the metronome.

Listen to a call where the emergency dispatcher doesn't count out loud with the metronome and the caller varies compression rate.