Current standard CPR only provides about one fifth of normal forward blood flow and only about one quarter of the blood flow that is theoretically possible with advanced external techniques. Two such techniques are now approved as optional alternatives in resuscitation guidelines. This chapter reviews modern understanding of the physiology of blood flow during CPR and practical aspects of utilizing more advanced resuscitation methods. When properly performed these methods produce statistically significant increases in survival.
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Babbs, Charles F., "Circulatory Adjuncts: Newer Methods of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" (2002). Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 67.