New Product Review: CPR RsQ Assist


The current 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines Hands-Only CPR has been considered equally effective as the older chest compressions with breaths method, while being less intimidating to potential rescuers by removing the mouth-to-mouth or mask-to mouth technique. Studies conducted by the American Journal of Medicine and the British journal Lancet show better survival rates when chest compressions are administered while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Chest compressions can be physically taxing, even for professional rescuers, and it may be difficult for lay-rescuers to be certain they are using the proper technique.  This is where CPR RsQ Assist can help. It not only makes performing chest compressions easier, it also provides easy-to-follow voice commands and a flashing red metronome light to help guide the rescuer to 100 compressions per minute for a two minute period.

CPR RsQ Assist is so easy to use, there is no need for formal training to use this device. All you do is turn on the the red button (after you call 911), and follow the voice prompts. Place the device in the center of the chest and push hard and fast. Following the metronome will set your pace at 100 chest compressions per minute over 2 minutes. If you want to see exactly how simple it is to use the CPR RsQ Assist, check out this short subject from Fox & Friends (courtesy of Fox News):

The CPR RsQ Assist is FDA approved, and no prescription required. It is designed for adult and children patients 8 years and older, and can be stored in its own wall cabinet. Not for use on patients under the age of 8 years old. Due to sanitary considerations, CPR RsQ Assist is recommended one-time-use only. As a training device, it may be used multiple times. 90-day warranty.

The CPR RsQ Assist retails for just $79.50 and comes with its own carry case. There is also an optional wall cabinet available. No prescription is required. During an emergency, we can all use all the help we can get. Why not make “hands-only” CPR less tiring, less intimidating, and more effective?

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