True CPR

true cpr

High-quality feedback. At every stage.

 

Prompt. Effective. Consistent, with minimal interruptions. That’s the level of CPR every responder and clinician wants to deliver. It’s also a major focus of the 2010 AHA and ERC Guidelines, which recommend developing a culture of high-quality resuscitation and quality improvement, including measurement, benchmarking and establishing a feedback loop for response teams. TrueCPR can be a vital part of your improvement efforts, providing critical feedback for assessing CPR quality both during and after a resuscitation event.

During chest compressions

TrueCPR shows a CPR provider exactly how they’re doing, right where they are looking—at the patient’s chest. Compression depth, rate and recoil are displayed in real time on a highly visible dial. In addition, a CPR metronome and ventillation prompts help guide responders to provide CPR per Guidelines’ recommended rates.

Immediately after an event

Important summary statistics such as average rate, percentage of compressions at the correct depth and recoil, hands-on time and total event time are displayed on the easy-to-read TrueCPR dial and provide a snapshot of event performance.

Post-event review and debriefing

TrueCPR captures up to 180 minutes of CPR information, which can easily be assessed with Physio-Control data review software to help evaluate overall performance and establish a critical team feedback loop for continuous CPR improvement.

True depth measurement

TrueCPR is the only CPR feedback device that uses triaxial field induction (TFI), a proprietary technology from Physio-Control. During CPR, TFI uses threedimensional magnetic fields to pinpoint the distance between the chest pad and the back pad, to accurately measure chest compression depth and provide high-quality feedback in real time. And because we know the chest pad won’t always be directly above the back pad during resuscitation events, TrueCPR is designed to compensate for inexact alignment and still accuratelymeasure compression depth.The real-time feedback delivered through our innovative TFI technology is a real advantage in the midst of a resuscitation event, plus the more accurate chest compression measurements collected by TrueCPR also provide critical data for ongoing quality improvement initiatives.

Unique in the market

Most CPR assist devices available today uses an accelerometer to measure compression depth, but these devices have been shown to overestimate true chest compression depth in situations where softer surfaces like mattresses compress during resuscitation, and during transport. In fact, some manufacturers’ user manuals explicitly state that their devices should not be used on a soft surface or when a patient is moving.1,2,3 Single-location accelerometer-based devices have also been shown in clinical studies to promote lower-quality CPR—in particular, reduced chest compression depth—by providing inaccurate feedback to providers both during and after an event.4,5 TFI technology in TrueCPR has been shown to consistently provide accurate compression depth feedback, and to remain effective even in soft-surface and in-motion resuscitation scenarios.

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