Using Resus Assistant

It is well established now that proper CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
and advanced life support can greatly enhance survival of individuals who suffer a cardiac arrest. It is with this
aim in mind that we designed this application. Thus, Resus Assistant is a free productivity enhancing application
that combines software technology and the ubiquitous
availability of tablets to help rescuers in their efforts to increase the chances of survival of
individuals in cardiac arrest.

What is the purpose of this app?

Who is it desgined for and what can it do ?

For lay persons: It helps to time CPR at the correct rate and maintain the required ratio between compressions and rescue breaths till further help arrives. Thus, anyone who knows about CPR can use this app to time it well and give a collapsed person the best quality chest compressions.

We foresee this being most useful to paramedics, doctors and EMTs providing ACLS on the go—in wilderness, remote areas, on board transport eg ambulance.

But it can also be used by hospital staff in situations where conventional documentation would be difficult or would require additional manpower. Since this involves only touch screen logging, there is no need for the rescuer to leave the scene and yet have an accurate documentation of the process.

So how do i use it?

The application has deliberately been kept very simple.

When you click it open, you can choose lay person CPR or Advanced.

For layperson CPR, the screen will show a compression timer with sound cues .This has been set to 30:2 ( 30 compressions and 2 breaths). This will continue till a healthcare worker takes over.

The Advanced version has 2 pages.

Page 1 has an overall timer, a CPR timer and an adrenaline timer in the top row. The CPR timer alerts user at 15 minute intervals about duration of resus. The adrenaline timer prompts the user every 3 -5 minutes (customizable) to administer next adrenaline dose.

There is also a visual panel that can be used to give visual compression cues in situations with background noise. On the other hand, the compression sound cues can also be muted using the mute logo, if it is not required. The lower part of the page has the commonly used interventions that can be logged by touching the icons. These are all customizable as per institutional preference.

The second page can be reached by swiping along the ‘Drugs and Interventions’ icon. This page simply lists all the other commonly used interventions in resuscitation.

All these are customizable as well. Besides, new interventions can also be added to the lists. Other than that, there is just a settings page and a report management section. A report is generated with a day/date/time entry as a unique ID for each patient once the session is terminated.

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Resus Assistance provides info of the procedure for manually preserving brain

function until further measures to restore spontaneous blood circulation

and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

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