CPR Assist is a tool to assist you in timing compressions and other interventions while practicing or performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
WHO SHOULD USE "CPR ASSIST"?
CPR Assist may be useful in the training of nurses, paramedics, and doctors, as well as in a range of clinical environments where they may be called upon to provide CPR. It may also assist many non-professionals undertaking first-aid and resuscitation training. The prompts and other features of CPR Assist are consistent with the latest ILCOR guidelines.
WHY USE "CPR ASSIST"?
The complexity and pressured environment that usually surrounds a resuscitation event often leads to difficulties in achieving the appropriate timing of the interventions. The primary aim of CPR Assist is to provide assistance in the achieving accurate timing of interventions such as chest compressions, breaths, defibrillation and drug dosing.
The theoretical knowledge and practical skills of life support should only be learnt in an appropriately credentialed course or professional training. CPR Assist may be useful during this training, in professional simulation exercises, and may increasingly become part of clinical practice. As stated in the 2010 ILCOR guidelines: “CPR prompt and feedback devices may be useful for training rescuers and may be useful as part of an overall strategy to improve the quality of CPR for actual cardiac arrests.” Circulation 2010;122;S640-S656
WHAT FEATURES DOES CPR ASSIST HAVE?
Specific features of CPR Assist in basic life support modes:
• Auditory & visual prompts for chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute
• Modes for both compression-only and CPR (30:2)
• Prompts for breaths after every 30 compressions during CPR
• Visual prompt to use automatic defibrillator when available
• Facility to switch to advanced modes when professional help arrives
Additional features of CPR Assist in advanced modes:
• Advanced modes for Adult (30:2) and Child (15:2)
• Facility to switch from mask ventilation to intubated
• Compressions without pausing for breaths after intubation
• Prompt to assess rhythm every 2 minutes
• Epinephrine/Adrenaline dosing prompted every 4 minutes
• Amiodarone for VT/VF prompted after the third defibrillation
• Pause of compressions to allow defibrillation, with immediate recommencement after the shock is notified
• List for exploring causes of an arrest – 5 H’s and 5 T’s
• Advice for post-resuscitation care
CPR Assist settings can be customised to your choice of:
• Compression sound
• Breathing sound
• US or Aus/UK terminology
• Screen colours for compressions & breaths
• Sound level
CPR Assist is not a substitute for accredited CPR training. Before using CPR Assist the user should undergo formal CPR training in accordance with the latest ILCOR guidelines.
No claims are made that using CPR Assist will result in successful resuscitation. By using the application you agree that Rodzina software and it’s associates cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury to the rescuer or patient, and assumes no liability of any form. Use CPR Assist at your own risk. We are not responsible for malfunctions of the software or the device on which it is running. If malfunctions occur continue CPR according to your training.
The software may be interrupted by incoming phone calls or SMS messages, as these may not be blocked unless the device is in airplane mode. Continue CPR if this occurs.