Music to improve neonatal CPR

In the world of adult CPR, listening to specific music pieces (Staying Alive, Nellie the Elephant, Disco Science) while performing CPR has been shown to improve the quality of CPR. A pilot study evaluated the effect of ‘Radetzkymarsch’ (110 beats per minute) on neonatal CPR, comparing chest compressions and manual inflations performed on a neonatal mannequin by medical professionals with and without the music played. The rates of chest compressions and manual inflations were both closer to recommended levels with the music being played than without.

Neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Can it be improved with a musical prompt? Dold et al, 2013

Listen to the Radetzkymarsch