WAUKESHA, Wis., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CPR, when performed properly, increases a victim's likelihood of surviving a cardiac emergency. As a result, the resuscitation community relies on evidenced-based guidelines provided by the American Heart Association (AHA) to perform effective CPR.
Recognizing the critical role CPR and these guidelines play in saving lives, Cardiac Science is proud to launch its new IntellisenseTM CPR Feedback device, offering rescuers a slew of industry-first features and CPR coaching in accordance with the 2015 AHA Guidelines.
"Cardiac Science engineers have developed an impressive CPR device that is easy for rescuers to use regardless of experience level," said Al Ford, President, Cardiac Science. "Motion sensor technology informs rescuers through voice and text prompts when to 'press harder' or 'press softer' when performing compressions, providing not only peace-of-mind but also assuring clinically-correct CPR."
To that end, the CPR device's technology supports several key findings in the AHA 2015 guidelines, including:
Maintaining CPR compression rate of 100 – 120 / bpm¹
Ensuring CPR chest compression depth of approximately 2 inches (5 cm) while avoiding excessive depths greater than approximately 2.5 inches (6 cm)1
Full chest wall recoils when the sternum returns to its natural or neutral position during the decompression phase of CPR1
Recommended use of audiovisual feedback devices during CPR for real-time optimization of CPR performance1
Fitting in the palm of a hand, the device can be used on patients of all chest sizes, while a non-slip surface and ergonomic shape ensure secure placement during CPR. Additionally, the simple place-and-press functionality requires no complicated preparation or adjustments.
The CPR device is compatible with a Powerheart® G5, providing voice and text prompts in either English or Spanish. It also features Rescue Ready® technology, embedded smart circuitry, and self-tests for presence and functionality.
Added Ford, "We are proud to be on the forefront of AED and CPR technology and are confident that this CPR device will help rescuers save more lives."
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and related parts, components and accessories. The company also provides a comprehensive portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services for AED customers. Cardiac Science is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The company has operations in North America, Europe and Asia and has an installed base of over 500,000 units in nearly 100 countries worldwide. For information, call 1.800.426.0337 or visit http://www.cardiacscience.com.
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¹ - 'Highlights Of The 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update For CPR And ECC'. Circulation 2015: 9, 11. Print.