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News From the Food and Drug Administration
April 21, 2015

“ResQCPR” Could Help Prevent Cardiac Arrest Deaths

JAMA. 2015;313(15):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3307

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month approved a 2-device system that may help first responders improve patients’ chances of surviving cardiac arrest.

One part of the new ResQCPR System has a double-grip handle that attaches to the patient’s chest with a suction cup, enabling the rescuer to push to deliver compressions and lift for decompressions. A pressure gauge and timing mechanism on the device help users maintain the recommended compression depth and rate.

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