Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates with the ElevatedCPR™ Method
Although cardiac arrest survival rates have increased in the past 40 years due to CPR, more work needs to be done to continue this trend. More than 300,000 cardiac arrests occur annually, with the out-of-hospital survival rate approximately 10% and the in-hospital survival rate at 20%.
Problems associated with traditional, hands-only chest compression CPR include intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure and coronary perfusion pressure.
Preclinical studies show the addition of the ElevatedCPR™ method to the existing use of an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) and Active Compression Decompression CPR (ACD-CPR) or mechanical CPR has been demonstrated to improve the occurrence of such problems.
The ElevatedCPR™ method includes controlled multi-level positioning of the head and thorax, with active compression-decompression CPR and an impedance threshold device, and an elevation sequence starting with two minutes of CPR in the lowest elevation followed by a two-minute rise to the highest elevation.
How to Provide the ElevatedCPR™ Method
The EleGARD™ Patient Positioning System is the only device designed to precisely and consistently position patients to support the practice of the ElevatedCPR™ method.
The EleGARD™ System is intended to assist in elevating the head and the thorax of a patient from a supine position into a multi-level elevated position with the head above the thorax and the thorax above the lower body and extremities, and may be used during airway management; during manual CPR, manual CPR adjuncts, CPR with the LUCAS® Chest Compression System; and patient transport.
The EleGARD™ System helps providers position patients to support the practice of the ElevatedCPR™ method to potentially improve survival of cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings.
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