In the event of a cardiac arrest, rescuers may be unwilling to perform CPR because of panic, fear of doing harm, or fear of cross contamination by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The CAREvent® PAR - “Public Access Resuscitator” has been specifically designed to eliminate these concerns, "Bridging the gap between FEAR and EFFICACY in CPR". The CAREvent® PAR assists the rescuer in providing "efficient and effective CPR" by providing them with audible and visual prompts for chest compressions, ventilation timing and automatic ventilations.
The visual prompts aid the rescuer in their CPR efforts by providing illuminated pictograms of the CPR process timed with the audible voice prompts. These voice and visual prompts help to significantly reduce interruptions in chest compressions.
The CAREvent® PAR provides high quality automatic ventilations with 100% oxygen, in a safe and effective manner, consistent with the current resuscitation guidelines. As breaths are provided in line with the resuscitation guidelines, an M4 cylinder with a capacity of 113 Liters of oxygen will provide ~ 30 minutes of resuscitation time.
The controlled flowrate and subsequently low airway pressures it produces removes the risks to the patient commonly associated with mouth-to-mouth or bag-mask ventilation of putting air into the stomach and restricting the flow of blood back to the heart.
The audible and visual warning of mask leakage or airway obstruction guides the rescuer in ensuring that adequate tidal volumes are delivered. This is achieved by instructing the rescuer on head tilt and sealing of the mask to the face. Compression time is not sacrificed if the rescuer is unable to get a perfect mask-to-face seal or head tilt, because the design of the device allows for a 40% mask leak and a peak airway pressure of 45 cm H2O before the alarm activates.
Designed to provide the links in the "Chain of Survival" not provided by any other device, the CAREvent® PAR is an invaluable adjunct to the skill and training of both lay, and emergency rescuers during CPR.
The CAREvent® PAR delivers a significant technological advance in first responder CPR and patient survival.