Mechanical CPR Devices are designed to ensure the most effective rescue process possible is delivered.
Mechanical CPR devices are pieces of resuscitation equipment designed to recognize the quality of the CPR administered to patients during resuscitation after Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Mechanical chest-compression devices provide an alternative to manual CPR.
What is CPR?
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is the effective application of rhythmic force to the body of a casualty and is key to the process of generating blood flow around the body. This ensures the casualty receives oxygenated blood to the brain and vital organs and to maintain the heart in a shockable rhythm.
It is essential that the body’s organs receive oxygenated blood at all times or else they will shut down and the body will cease to function. Quality CPR allows the heart to maintain a shockable rhythm in the event that a defibrillator cannot be used immediately following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
What are the advantages of Mechanical CPR?
The advantages of using resuscitation equipment like mechanical CPR devices include restricting injury to anyone administering CPR and improving the quality of the CPR provided to a cardiac arrest casulaty.
If someone is providing effective CPR for a long time, even if they have had advanced CPR and AED training, they can become tired. Subsequently the quality of the care being provided to the casualty can decrease; mechanical CPR devices allow constant, quality and effective CPR to be provided.
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