REVIEW – August 2020

Resuscitation with interposed chest and abdominal compression

Authors: Dmitri Stepanov, Aleksander Sipria

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IAC-CPR is a resuscitation technique, including not only chest but also abdominal compressions, which has potentially different haemody namic advantages. Despite the fact that the resuscitation guidelines 2015 provides no recommendation regarding IAC-CPR, the technique might be useful in some cases. For example, during cardiac arrest resuscitation in a hospital environment, when carried out by a trained personnel, in absence of chest recoil after compression. Currently there is an insufficient amount of clinical data to back its routine use.