CPR Feedback Devices

Can CPR Feedback devices help improve your CPR skills?

Taking a CPR class can seem overwhelming especially when you have taken one before.  You try to remember what the compression ratio is and understand how much pressure does it take to compress the chest.  Going over CPR once in every two years makes it difficult to remember anything.  That is why using CPR feedback devices are useful in the real world emergencies and during your training.

Feedback Devices used for CPR training

There is a variety of CPR feedback devices you can use in a CPR class. Some manikins have indication systems inside their bodies like the Preston manikins. Preston manikins come with a light indicator that monitors the speed and depth of your compressions. They go with a three light system of red, yellow and green. Red means the patients dead; Yellow is too mellow, and two green is good.

Loop CPR Device

Another device ideal for CPR training and that is the Loop CPR program.  Loop is an interactive system with a puck and software for any mobile device.  How it works is by placing the puck on the manikin with a wire attached to your tablet.  There are two programs to choose.  The first one is a meter system.  The meter system measures your ability and depth of compression.  The loop allows you to get direct feedback on how your CPR skill is and how fast it take for you to get tired of performing CPR.

The other program from Loop CPR is the game side. The program set to interactive music and an avatar. The objective is to compress the heart with the same rhythm as the music. The people who played the game referred to as playing Guitar Hero, but except it is CPR Hero.

CPR feedback devices for Rescuer

There are some feedback mechanisms for actually performing CPR.  Zoll pocket CPR is a unit which is a puck-like device that you place on victims chest.  The Zoll pocket CPR unit works well with an AED.  After applying the AED pads, you can put the Zoll Pocket CPR puck on the chest and compress.  It will let you know if you are too deep or not effective.  This unit helps the rescuer keep a consistent compression rate for the victim.

Taking a CPR class gives you the knowledge needed when an emergency happens.  Having CPR feedback devices on hand during training and actual medical emergencies will help you know how far you need to compress the heart.  Basic CPR compressions simple as it seems does nothing for the victim if there is no high-quality CPR.  The Beating Heart Center provides training by using such devices to prepare our student in knowing what it takes to save a life.