CPR isn’t complicated, but the situation will be stressful, and CPR is definitely physically taxing. Perhaps you could use some assistance? AED Superstore carries a whole line of CPR Rescue Aids including audible units, a chest compression assistance device, and, for certified medical professionals, a mechanical compression unit.
The ZOLL® PocketCPR™ is a CPR coaching device which uses the same technology ZOLL uses in their CPR-D Padz. It can be used for training or in an actual rescue. The PocketCPR is placed on the chest of the manikin or patient. When powered on, the device will give AHA CPR guidelines instructions for the rescuer, who places their hands on top of the device and starts the chest compressions. The PocketCPR has a metronome to help with the proper pace and the accelerometer determines if the chest compressions are deep enough, or if the rescuer needs to push harder.
Physio-Control’s TrueCPR Coaching Device uses Triaxial Field Induction, or TFI, a proprietary technology which uses 3-dimensional magnetic fields to determine compression depth. A highly visible dial shows the compression depth in real time, and a metronome helps count out the proper compression pace. TrueCPR can store up to 180 minutes of CPR data which can be downloaded later using Physio-Control’s data review software.
CPR is physically demanding for the rescuer. You start out strong, but then fatigue sets in and the quality of compressions starts to fade. The CPR RsQ Assist® is designed to make performing chest compressions easier and more effective. CPR RsQ Assist’s ergonomic design and easy-to-grip non-slip handle allows you to use your upper body strength and weight as you push downward on the patient’s chest. The CPR RsQ Assist also uses voice prompts to help you deliver high quality CPR and includes an audio/visual metronome to assist in the proper pace of compressions.
For professional responders, CPR is a common function used in many rescues. Usually, a two-person team is used where one can perform chest compressions while the other starts an IV line and perhaps inserts an airway. Each rescuer can trade off performing chest compressions, which keeps both from getting fatigued. However, lengthy chest compressions can still become tiring, and performing CPR in a moving vehicle can be difficult, if not downright dangerous.
The LUCAS® 2 Chest Compression System is a manual chest compression device which is mounted on the patient’s chest with a support pad placed under the patient. When activated, the LUCAS 2 can free up responders by performing chest compressions with the recommended chest rebound and at the proper pace and depth. The LUCAS 2 is battery operated and can operate for up to 45 minutes on battery power. There are also power options for 120V A/C and for 12V D/C vehicle systems.
CPR Rescue Aids are designed to help you perform CPR and to make a stressful situation less so. Whether you are looking for CPR assistance for yourself or for your facility, AED Superstore is here to help. Give us a call Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm central and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer care agents. Sometimes we can all use an assist.