PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—Technology is transforming the way the medical world operates; CPR is no exception. CPR feedback devices monitor the depth and rate of compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and instruct users in real-time how to improve the quality of their resuscitation efforts. They also provide performance data for training and quality improvement. Healthcare facilities are asking if these CPR feedback devices actually improve success rates, and, if so, how to efficiently deploy them for training and/or emergency use.

ECRI Institute will host an educational webinar, "Stayin' Alive: Will CPR Feedback Devices Improve Your Resuscitation Practices?" on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. (EDT), to review the strengths and weaknesses of CPR feedback devices and how facilities have successfully implemented this technology.

The webinar features ECRI Institute's Mairead Smith, project officer; and Dana Niles, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, research program manager, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation and a representative from EMS organization who will share firsthand experiences of using the technology to improve CPR quality.

This webinar is designed to help participants:

  • Understand if the use of CPR feedback devices improves consistency and quality of CPR
  • Identify the main benefits of CPR feedback
  • Examine how the devices fit into clinical workflow before, during, and after resuscitation
  • Understand how other facilities are using these devices with success

The interactive format of ECRI Institute's webinar provides ample time for participants to communicate with the panel during the Q&A session. This webinar is directed towards materials managers, EMS directors and providers, medical directors, emergency medical professionals, intensive care unit professionals, cardiac catheterization laboratory professionals, electrophysiology lab professionals, and other emergency healthcare professionals. 

Members of ECRI Institute's Health Devices System™, Health Devices Gold™, SELECTplus®, ECRI Institute PSO, PriceGuide™, Healthcare Risk Control™, and Health Technology Assessment Information Service™ programs receive access to this webinar at no cost as part of membership. Advance registration is required. Press credentials are also available for those wishing to cover the webinar. 

To learn more, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889; by e-mail at; by fax at (610) 834-0240; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA. ECRI Institute also offers free resources in our free eNewsletters.

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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit healthcare research organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

To request a press pass or interview, contact:
Laurie Menyo, Director of Public Relations
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5310