Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has always demanded the utmost skill and accuracy from first responders. Unfortunately, without intensive training and re-certification, CPR skills can deteriorate over time – even in as little as six months (learn more about CPR Retention).
For this reason, Iridia Medical has partnered with Physio-Control to help distribute their innovative TrueCPR coaching device to Canadian first responders.
In simple terms, TrueCPR is a portable device that measures CPR quality on the fly. TrueCPR is able to take the guesswork out of CPR by providing real-time feedback to healthcare professionals – leading to better outcomes.
“The best outcomes demand the best CPR. Simple enough to say, but in the heat of a cardiac resuscitation, accurately assessing CPR performance—even knowing your true chest compression depth, rate and recoil—can be anything but easy. And in your world, the constant drive for performance improvement makes the challenge of measuring CPR quality more critical than ever.”
TrueCPR differs from other devices in two important areas: TrueCPR works in conjunction with any brand defibrillator and it measures sternal-spinal displacement using three-dimensional magnetic fields.
During an Event
Once the device has been placed on the chest, it immediately begins to analyze, measure and benchmark the quality of CPR delivered – establishing a feedback loop for response teams.
During chest compressions TrueCPR shows you exactly what you are doing right and where you need improvement. Compression depth, rate and recoil are displayed in real time on a highly visible dial on the patient’s chest. In addition, a CPR metronome and ventilation prompts guide responders to provide CPR per recommended rates.
After an Event
After CPR has been performed, statistics such as average rate, percentage of compressions at the correct depth and recoil, hands-on time and total event time are displayed and provide a snapshot of event performance.
Up to 180 minutes of CPR information can be assessed, which will allow reviewers to evaluate overall performance and establish feedback loop for continuous CPR improvement.
Iridia believes TrueCPR will give healthcare professionals the tool they need to deliver the best possible CPR and the continued feedback necessary to retain their CPR skills.
We are very interested in TrueCPR feedback from healthcare professionals such as fire rescue personnel, physicians, paramedics, nurses, life-guards and other first responders. If you would like to test this device out for yourself, we invite you to stop by our office in Vancouver. For more information, please contact us.
Iridia Founder Dr. Allan Holmes giving TrueCPR a test drive.
Learn more about TrueCPR