Discover CPRmeter 2
In the early critical moments of a cardiac arrest, the CPRmeter 2 helps first responders optimise CPR performance by providing real-time feedback on essential parameters of CPR.
There are many factors that contribute to survival from cardiac arrest but none as powerful as receiving high quality CPR.
We know correct compression depth should be between 5-6 cm but research has found that even achieving this can be difficult to ensure. Tomlinson et al (2007) found that, depending on the patient's chest, the required pressure may actually range from as much as 10-55kg.
We need to ask ourselves questions such as:
Just by following these simple steps, we can ensure more lives are saved.
Laerdal’s new manikin line with QCPR is designed to measure the core components of CPR skills. Intuitive graphics and easy-to-follow guidance indicate:
Our CPR feedback takes the guesswork out of CPR training. Objective measurement enables objective assessment. Results are logged and stored for comparison and tracking of CPR competence development over time. Our multi-manikin function allows you to track the performance of multiple students simultaneously.
Evidence supports using feedback during CPR training improves both skill acquisition and retention. Real-time feedback enhances performance both during training and debriefing after.
Simply put, when you know better, you do better.
These skills can be established through training but they need to be maintained as they will decay over time, even for professionals (Hamilton, R. (2005).
Low-dose high-frequency training
Research shows that healthcare providers’ skill retention declines as soon as three months after training. However, training in short, frequent intervals allows for continuous improvement and helps to maintain competence over time.
Using a live feedback device can ensure QCPR is provided during an emergency by providing the live readings. These readings allow for small adjustments to be made whilst care is provided to ensure quality.
This feedback is also logged so performance can be evaluated afterwards.
Looking at Marshall Hastings (9), it is hard to believe that his heart stopped beating during a swim competition.
Due to swift CPR, Marshall Survived.
Tomlinson AE, Nysaether J, Kramer-Johansen J, Steen PA, Dorph E. Compression forcedepth relationship during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2007; 72: 364-370.
Hamilton, R. 2005. Nurses´ knowledge and skill retention following cardiopulmonary resuscitation training: a review of the literature. J Adv Nursing, 51(3), 288-297.