In the early critical moments of a cardiac arrest, the Laerdal CPRmeter 2 helps first responders optimize CPR performance by providing real-time feedback on essential parameters of CPR.
The consensus is clear, high-quality CPR has been shown to save lives. But, how do you know if your teams are consistently delivering high-quality compressions? The CPRmeter 2 is a simple tool you can use to ensure high-quality compressions are delivered from all the providers on scene. The CPRmeter 2 provides real-time measured feedback on depth, rate and release of CPR, while also enabling providers to self-evaluate their performance with event statistics on the spot.
Quality Improvement for First Response Providers
Response systems to cardiac arrest vary, but we know that the sooner high quality CPR can be initiated, the better chances for positive patient outcomes. Equipping front line teams with the CPRmeter 2 can help ensure high quality throughout the resuscitation event, while complementing ongoing improvement initiatives with objective feedback.
Quick and easy debriefing
Review key performance statistics of delivered compressions with one touch after the event. Resuscitation response scenes tend to be hectic with dispersing responders. Having instant access to objective key performance metrics can lead to quick feedback and debriefing, which has been shown to improve performance and outcomes.
How does CPRmeter 2 work?
CPRmeter 2 has two embedded sensors: one measuring acceleration and another measuring force. A sophisticated microprocessor continuously measures both of these parameters during each compression, and special algorithms convert the collected data into meaningful information.
The accelerometer measures the depth and rate of chest wall movement during each compression and converts it into distance travelled. The force sensor measures the force applied during CPR and is used for several purposes, the most important being to detect that pressure is not fully released between compressions i.e. provide feedback if the responder is leaning during CPR.
CPRmeter 2 utilizes similar Q-CPR technology found in the Philips MRx, Philips XL+ and Philips FR3 defibrillators.