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CPR Ezy-Mask Designed specifically for CPR
Aids effective CPR chest compressions
The key to effective CPR chest compressions is a combination of achieving the correct rate, rhythm and depth compression. CPR Ezy-Pad assist's rescuers achieve these criteria by visually and audibly indicating the rate and depth at which CPR chest compressions should be performed.
Guides the rate of chest compression with an audible tone
An essential aspect of maintaining adequate blood flow to the vital organs during a cardiopulmonary arrest is the application of chest compressions at the correct rate. The human heart can beat at over 200 times per minute during strenuous exercise and at levels as low as 50 bpm when relaxed. During cardiac arrest, the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the European Resuscitation Council all recommend that chest compressions be applied at a rate of 100 per minute for adult single rescuer CPR.
CPR Ezy-Pad emits an audible tone at a constant 100bpm rate to indicate how often the chest needs to be compressed for optimal CPR. This audible tone is emitted at >80dB to ensure that it is heard above most ambient noise. CPR Ezy-Pad also contains a yellow LED which flashes in time with this 100bpm tone providing a visual cue for the rate of compression. This feature assists the application of CPR in cases where rescuers are hearing impaired, or are unable to hear the audible tone due to overwhelming aircraft or traffic noise.
LED pressure sensor for consistent chest compression
When pressure is applied by hand to CPR Ezy-Pad, pressure sensitive light emitting diodes (LED's) indicate the correct amount of force required for each chest compression. Four green LED's are present on CPR Ezy-Pad to indicate the target pressure required for patients of different weight and size. Rescuers need to estimate the size of the patient and apply sufficient pressure to illuminate the corresponding LED. Applying this force in time with the audible tone ensures consistent chest compression.
Reduces the risk of chest injury
When used correctly, CPR Ezy-Pad can reduce the risk of rib fractures, cartilage separation and coronary artery and cardiac conduction system damage. The rescuer achieves this risk reduction by applying only enough force to illuminate the LED that corresponds to the victim's approximate size. Rescuers should also be aware of an increased risk of chest injury when the caution light is illuminated during compressions.
Note: Even during ideal application of CPR, chest injuries may occur. Rescuers should adjust their force accordingly in these situations.
Aids CPR training
CPR Ezy-Pad can be used to assist individual's train for CPR emergencies. Using CPR Ezy-Pad allows external cardiac compression training to be performed with or without the use of resuscitation manikins. If a manikin is not available, CPR Ezy-Pad can simply be placed onto a flat surface and simulated cardiac compression can be performed and monitored by the CPR Ezy-Pad force sensing LED's. The audible tone emitted from CPR Ezy-Pad also assists rescuers to practice cardiac compressions at the optimal rate.
Ensures full release of force between compressions
Research suggests that to maintain adequate blood flow to the vital organs, rescuers must fully release the applied pressure between chest compressions. This relaxation of pressure allows the heart to passively fill prior to the next chest compression.
When using CPR Ezy-Pad, rescuers should ensure that none of the green LED's are illuminated during the upstroke of compression. This indicates that pressure has been released between compressions and is essential for the effective administration of CPR.
Automatic battery tester
When CPR Ezy-Pad is switched on, 3 tones will be heard. This is the automatic battery tester. 3 sharp tones means the battery is OK. 3 low tones and a flashing red light means the battery is low and should be replaced at the earliest opportunity. The battery must be replaced once a year or when indicated by the battery tester.
Re-programmable audible tone rate
CPR Ezy-Pad is factory set to emit an audible tone at 100 beats per minute (bpm), which is the ideal recommended rate for CPR chest compressions when one rescuer is present. For professional organisations that perform CPR with two rescuers, CPR Ezy-Pad can be set to emit an audible tone at 60bpm.
To change the CPR Ezy-Pad from 100bpm to 60bpm, hold the CPR Ezy-Pad 'on/off' button down for 5 seconds. After this period CPR Ezy-Pad will begin to emit a 60bpm tone. CPR Ezy-Pad is now programmed to emit a tone at this rate each time the unit is switched on. To change the tone rate back to 100bpm, simply repeat the above procedure.
Assists with rescuer fatigue
In some cases, the administration of CPR can last upwards of 15 minutes. During this time rescuers can become fatigued and deliver sub-standard CPR. When CPR is performed manually, it is very difficult for rescuers to assess how much this fatigue is affecting their CPR performance. CPR Ezy-Pad assists rescuer fatigue in two ways. Firstly, rescuers often apply more force than is necessary during manual CPR which is not only dangerous for the patient, but also causes the rescuer to exert greater energy and fatigue at a faster rate. By indicating the appropriate compression force required CPR Ezy-Pad can reduce this rescuer fatigue. Secondly, CPR Ezy-Pad provides rescuers with instant feedback on their CPR application. When rescuers are unable to compress the chest at the rate and depth indicated by CPR Ezy-Pad, the rescuer is made aware of his approaching fatigue and can summon another rescuer to take over.
Assists the correct angle of compression
Properly performed CPR requires rescuers to have straight arms, interlocked fingers and their shoulders positioned directly over their hands. This ensures that each chest compression thrust is straight down on the sternum. CPR Ezy-Pad assists rescuers to apply this straight down force by evenly transferring the pressure through the CPR Ezy-Pad to the patient's chest. Applying force at an incorrect angle to CPR Ezy-Pad may cause it to tilt, which acts as a reminder to the rescuer to monitor and rectify his angle of compression. CPR Ezy-Pad also elevates the rescuers hands above the patient's chest, helping to prevent the fingers from resting on the ribcage and distorting the application of pressure.
Takes the guesswork out of CPR
By indicating the correct rate and force required for each chest compression, CPR Ezy-Pad reduces the guesswork associated with performing effective CPR. CPR Ezy-Pad can assist anyone with a basic understanding of CPR to perform more effective chest compressions. Given that the majority of non-medical personnel will undertake only one CPR training course in their lifetime, CPR Ezy-Pad can help reduce the fear and guesswork that many rescuers will contend with when faced with trying to perform CPR chest compressions at the correct rate and force to save someone's life.
Automatically blocks the victims nose
CPR Ezy-Mask has been designed to automatically occlude the victim's nose when it is placed on the patients face. This unique feature helps to improve the flow of expired air to the victim's mouth and lungs. CPR Ezy-Mask is designed to fit the nose of all adults and children above 10 years of age.
Provides a protective barrier
Studies indicate the one of the greatest fears held by potential rescuers is that of contracting a disease or infection while performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. CPR Ezy-Mask provides a physical barrier between rescuer and patient so that no direct facial contact is required.
Low air flow resistance
The CPR Ezy-Mask one-way valve has very low air resistance, which reduces operator fatigue and is important for the victim's exhalation. The expiratory resistance in the valve for the victim is 0.6cm H2O/50L/min, and the resistance for the rescuer is 2.4cm H2O/50L/min. Both resistance values are low and fall well within the ISO and Australian requirements.
Patient mouth tube
CPR Ezy-Mask has a mouth tube that protrudes approximately 1cm into the patient's mouth. This feature helps keep the patients mouth open and directs the flow of expired air into the patient's mouth and lungs to optimise ventilation. This tube also promotes the appropriate positioning of the patients head for resuscitation. Proper head tilt and jaw thrust should be achieved to open the patient's airway and to allow the CPR Ezy-Mask mouth tube to be positioned between the patient's teeth.
Connects to emergency services equipment
CPR Ezy-Mask has a large diameter air tube that can be connected quickly and easily to emergency services oxygen equipment. To achieve this, the mouthpiece and valve assembly are detached from CPR Ezy-Mask, and the oxygen equipment (i.e. Air-viva bags etc.) are connected directly to the air tube.
One-way valve protection
A large one-way valve provides abundant airflow and prevents the blowback of blood, vomit and mucous from the patient to the rescuer. Patient expired air is also vented out through the mask and away from the rescuer. After use on a patient, the one-way valve section can be detached and replaced with a new valve.
CPR Ezy-Mask is designed for use with just one hand, freeing the other hand to feel for a pulse, hold a phone, or wave for further assistance. This feature distinguishes CPR Ezy-Mask from many existing CPR facemasks. Often, masks require the rescuer to move to the head of the patient and hold the facemask in position with both hands when giving rescue breaths. This procedure may become a considerable burden when single rescuer CPR is being performed. CPR Ezy-Mask saves valuable time by allowing the single rescuer to stay at the side of the patient to apply rescue breaths rather than moving to the head of the patient.
Transparent mask components
The mouth tube, valve assembly and top shell of CPR Ezy-Mask are all composed of transparent polycarbonate to allow the victim's condition to be monitored whilst the mask is in position. Transparent components allow the rescuer to view any blood, vomit or change in patient lip colour. In the event that a patient vomits into the facemask this transparency also aids in the rapid removal of obstructions from the mouth tube.
Reusable, easy to clean and latex free
CPR Ezy-Mask is reusable after patient and manikin use. Clean CPR Ezy-Mask by soaking in a 1:50 solution of bleach for 10 minutes. CPR Ezy-Mask should not be pasteurised, boiled, gas or steam autoclaved.
The one-way valve and mouthpiece can be cleaned and reused after use on a manikin, however, it is recommended that the one-way valve and mouthpiece be discarded after use on a patient. The one-way valve and mouthpiece is easily detached from CPR Ezy-Mask and can be purchased separately.
Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd. warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service, for twelve months from the date of purchase from Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd. or its authorised agents.
This warranty does not over the product if it is damaged by abuse, accident, misuse, improper operation. If a product does not operate as warranted during the applicable warranty period, Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd. shall, at its option and expense, either repair the defective product returned to Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd, or deliver to the customer an equivalent product to replace the defective item.
Definitely, all products that are replaced will become the property of Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd. Any replacement or repaired products has a ninety days warranty or the remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.
Before you obtain warranty service, you must request an RA (Return Authorisation) number by faxing, e-mailing or writing to Medteq Innovations Pty. Ltd Customer Service Department at the numbers listed below. You must use the original container (or equivalent) and pay the shipping charge.
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Disclaimer: CPR Ezy is an
interactive CPR aid, not a life-saving device.
Why CPREzy was invented
Many people have been taught CPR but unfortunately these CPR skills diminish rapidly and most people have great difficulty in performing really effective CPR in an
emergency.An Australian doctor (Dr Andrew Davaris) observed that many doctors and nurses were also unable to perform effective CPR during a medical emergency. These observations prompted Dr Davaris to develop the CPREzy kit.His aim was to develop a simple device that could be used by ordinary people that would indicate the correct rate and chest compression force required for effective external heart massage. The CPREzy chest compression pad has been developed over many years with the support and cooperation from other doctors and medical organizations and provides a very simple feedback mechanism, which can be used very easily in a real emergency.The CPREzy facemask has also taken many years to perfect and is the only facemask in the world that has been designed to block the nose and enable a rescuer to blow directly into a victims mouth to maximise oxygen flow and authentically duplicate the original mouth-to-mouth resuscitation method.The CPREzy kit has been exhaustively tested by a number of well-known medical organizations throughout the world and has undergone a full clinical trial in St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Please click here for results. This clinical trial clearly proved that external heart massage using the CPREzy chest compression pad was up to 5 times more effective than using traditional manual CPR methods.CPREzy has overcome the traditional problems associated with external heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.The following pages explain in detail why using CPREzy is the most effective way to perform CPR.