Using Negative Pressure to Achieve Positive Blood Flow
Faculty: Eric V. Ernest, M.D., EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

CME Accreditation for this article expired on January 1, 2019

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the physiology of CPR
  2. Understand the importance of the chest wall recoil phase of CPR
  3. Understand the relationship between intrathoracic pressure and blood flow
  4. Understand how IPR Therapy improves blood flow
  5. Understand how the ITD works to provide IPR Therapy during cardiac arrest

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CE Disclosure to the Readers

The Center of Excellence in Education (CEE) is an approved provider of CA Board of Registered Nursing and CA EMT continuing education. This self-study, web-based activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Credit provider #CEP12084; California Pre-hospital (EMT-P) CE provider #65-0537 for one (1) hour of continuing education credit.

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CE Accreditation for this article expired on January 1, 2019.