Frequently Asked Questions

 

Hands-Only CPR

FAQ Button Q: What is hands-only CPR? [expand/collapse]

A: Hands-only CPR is a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact and can be administered on top of minimal clothing. It is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse. The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside medical settings. The 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for hands-only CPR recommend at least 100 chest compressions per minute for at least two minutes at a depth of at least 2 inches in the center of the victim’s chest.

FAQ Button Q: Aren’t you supposed to use your mouth to give breaths during CPR? [expand/collapse]

A: No, not with CPR RsQ Assist® . Hands-only CPR eliminates the use of rescue breathing. This potentially lifesaving technique involves no mouth to mouth contact and can be administered on top of minimal clothing. With CPR RsQ Assist®, you don’t have any direct contact with the victim.

FAQ Button Q: I’m worried that if I perform CPR, I might hurt the person and will be sued. [expand/collapse]

A: Thanks to Good Samaritan laws, you can give CPR without fear of legal action. Click here for more information. The Good Samaritan laws and regulations grant limited immunity to anyone who tries to give CPR in an honest, 'good faith' effort to save a life.

FAQ Button Q: Are there studies showing survival rates using hands-only CPR? [expand/collapse]

A: Yes. The science of hands-only CPR has been tested and well documented worldwide. The results show that compression-only CPR can save lives and improve the chances of long term survival. CPR RsQ Assist® makes it easier! Independent clinical studies of CPR RsQ Assist® have shown a 90% reduction in fatigue and a 94.5% increase in performance results over traditional CPR.

FAQ Button Q: What are the current American Heart Association guidelines for bystander CPR? [expand/collapse]

A: Speed is everything! Rapid bystander CPR may be the difference between life and death.

FAQ Button Q: Where can I perform CPR? On a couch or bed? On the ground? [expand/collapse]

A: Many victims of sudden cardiac arrest are already on the ground. Chest compressions are most effective when the victim is on a hard surface.

CPR RsQ Assist® Use

FAQ Button Q: Can I use CPR RsQ Assist® on anyone who requires CPR? [expand/collapse]

A: The CPR RsQ Assist® is intended to be used as a device on adults and children over eight (8) years old. It is not for use on children under eight (8) years old.

FAQ Button Q: Can CPR RsQ Assist® be used on infants? [expand/collapse]

A: No. The CPR RsQ Assist® is intended to be used as a device on adults and children over eight (8) years old. It is not for use on children under eight (8) years old.

FAQ Button Q: Does CPR RsQ Assist® have to be used directly on the victim’s skin? [expand/collapse]

A: No, CPR RsQ Assist® can be used over minimal clothing.

FAQ Button Q: Will the victim’s clothes affect the performance of CPR RsQ Assist®? [expand/collapse]

A: CPR RsQ Assist® works equally well on skin or minimal clothing.

FAQ Button Q: Why is using CPR RsQ Assist® better than using just my hands? [expand/collapse]

A: It’s easier! The ergonomic handle, voice prompts, and audio and visual metronome provide guidance to provide quality CPR.

CPR-RsQ Assist® Functionality

FAQ Button Q: How does CPR RsQ Assist® work? [expand/collapse]

A: CPR RsQ Assist® is easy to use. Call 911. Then, simply turn on the red button in the center of the device and follow the voice prompts. Push hard, and push fast until help arrives. By compressing the chest, blood is forced to flow again, particularly to the brain. Maintaining blood flow to the brain is a crucial component of CPR.

FAQ Button Q: How do I know if the batteries are working on my CPR RsQ Assist®? [expand/collapse]

A: The batteries have a ten year shelf life. A low battery indicator informs you when to change the battery. We suggest changing the battery every five years.

FAQ Button Q: Will CPR RsQ Assist® device work without batteries? [expand/collapse]

A: Yes. However you will not have the benefit of the voice prompts and audio and visual metronome.

FAQ Button Q: Do I have to be trained to use CPR RsQ Assist®? [expand/collapse]

A: No training is necessary to use CPR RsQ Assist®. Its easy-to-use design with visual and audio prompts guides you through the process of administering effective hands-only CPR.

FAQ Button Q: Can I hurt the victim while administering CPR with CPR RsQ Assist®? [expand/collapse]

A: Many variables can be involved when administering CPR. CPR RsQ Assist® is very safe to use and may be safer than using just your hands. Independent clinical studies of CPR RsQ Assist® have shown a 90% reduction in fatigue and a 94.5% increase in performance results over traditional CPR.

FAQ Button Q: What are the dimensions of the CPR RsQ Assist® wall cabinet? [expand/collapse]

A: The wall cabinet is 8" wide by 8.5" tall by 7"deep

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

FAQ Button Q: What is sudden cardiac arrest? [expand/collapse]

A: Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease. Cardiac arrest may be reversed if CPR is performed and a defibrillator is used to shock the heart and restore a normal heart rhythm. See the American Heart Association for more information on sudden cardiac arrest.

FAQ Button Q: What is the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack? [expand/collapse]

A: Sudden cardiac arrest is often mistakenly called a heart attack. While a heart attack may cause cardiac arrest and sudden death, the terms don't mean the same thing. Heart attacks are caused by a blockage that stops blood flow to the heart. Cardiac arrest is caused when the heart's electrical system malfunctions often due to abnormal, or irregular, heart rhythms. Death occurs within minutes after the heart stops. A heart attack is often referred to as a plumbing problem, and cardiac arrest an electrical problem.

FAQ Button Q: How common is sudden cardiac arrest? [expand/collapse]

A: Unfortunately, sudden cardiac arrest is far too common and often deadly. Each year in the United States 350,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest with only a little more than 5% surviving the event. We hope to change that survival rate by getting more bystanders to respond in an effective and efficient manner using CPR RsQ Assist®.

FAQ Button Q: Why is CPR necessary during sudden cardiac arrest? [expand/collapse]

A: CPR is necessary to move blood to the brain. The goal of rapid intervention CPR is to deliver a neurologically intact victim to the emergency room. Quality, early CPR and the use of an AED (when available) saves lives.

FAQ Button Q: What happens to the victim of sudden cardiac arrest if CPR is not performed? [expand/collapse]

A: If you do nothing, the victim will die. In fact, in sudden cardiac arrest the victim’s heart has stopped. Without action it will stay stopped, and the victim will stay dead.

Where to Find

FAQ Button Q: How much does CPR RsQ Assist® cost? [expand/collapse]

A: The prices are: CPR RsQ Assist® device - $79.50 CPR RsQ Assist® with wall cabinet - $122 Plus sales tax where applicable

FAQ Button Q: Where can I find CPR RsQ Assist® devices? [expand/collapse]

A: Any location where there are two or more people should have a CPR RsQ Assist®. If the facility has an AED, it should consider having multiple CPR RsQ Assist® devices.

FAQ Button Q: Should I have CPR RsQ Assist® in my home? [expand/collapse]

A: Absolutely. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere at any time, but 88% of all cardiac arrests happen in the home. Having CPR RsQ Assist® in your house will give you the peace of mind that if the need arises, you will be prepared to perform CPR more efficiently and effectively than you would without the device. The life you save is most likely to be someone you love.

FAQ Button Q: We have AEDs in our office building. Do we still need a CPR RsQ Assist® device? [expand/collapse]

A: Yes. The latest CPR protocols call for two minutes of CPR prior to using an AED, and CPR RsQ Assist® makes it easier to perform hands-only CPR.