CPR stands for Cardio (heart) Pulmonary (lung) Resuscitation. This has two parts: (a) pushing the heart to circulate blood to all the vital organs, and (b) breathing into the vistim to give them oxygen. The results of extensive resuscitation research have been built into the HeartSine PAD500P.
The HeartSine PAD500P uses an Impedance Cardiogram (ICG) to assess how good the CPR is – are the compressions fast enough? Hard enough? The Impedance Cardiogram (ICG) measure impedance changes in blood volume in the chest cavity which determines effective CPR. Since the blood flow is related to how fast the compressions are applied as well as how hard, the PAD500P can guide you on both. ‘Push faster’ means the compressions are too slow. Likewise, ‘push harder’ means more pressure is needed before concerning yourself with the spped.
The simple objective is to ensure that the green indicators are on during CPR with the voice prompting ‘good compressions’. One amber light means that either CPR is not being applied at all, or it is too gentle and too slow. All amber lights showing means you are not providing enough pressure. All lights on mean you are pushing hard enough. The aural ‘clicks’ will help you keep time.
However, if good CPR is to be achieved at all, it is really important that the elctrodes and the hands are placed correctly as the device can not remove the need for CPR training. The left electrode should be placed at the apex to the left side of the patient, underneath the left arm, just below and to the left of the pectoral muscle, the anterior (right) electrode should be placed on the right, below the clavicle and above the nipple and as per the diagram on the unit. Hands must be clasped and placed 2 fingers up from the bottom of the centre of the rib cage. Hands must not touch the electrodes. For this reason, HeartSine strongly advises you take a short training course on CPR.
This is a totally unique machine that has no equal in the market place. You can expect a higher chance of patient recoveries with this machine. Heartsine is manufactured in Ireland.
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