Performing chest compressions in CPR is a fairly simple process easily explained to most laymen, but execution is key. You don’t want to be breaking ribs, but you certainly don’t want to under-pump the patient with even graver results. Physio-Control just launched its new TrueCPR coaching device, a system that accurately measures the rate and depth of chest compressions and provides both real-time feedback and follow-up analysis of the supplied treatment.
The device uses a technique called Triaxial Field Induction to continuously measure the distance between the two parts of the device, one placed below the patient and one directly on the chest. A readout on the chest unit displays the depth of each compression as it’s being performed, as well as the rate at which you’re pumping. The system works on any surface, so even if the patient is lying on a soft mattress, you’ll know right away to compensate with additional pressure.
Some details from the product page:
Triaxial Field Induction (TFI) is a unique technology that allows the TrueCPR Coaching Device to accurately measure compression depth on compliant surfaces or in moving vehicles. Magnetic fields emit from the backplate in three directions. As the chest pad moves through the field, it is able to calculate its distance from the backplate at any point in time, giving rescuers a true anterior/posterior chest compression depth measurement.
Product page: TrueCPR Coaching Device…