Proper CPR Saves Lives
When treating cardiorespiratory arrest on the battlefield, the Advanced Circulatory® ResQPOD® Impedance Threshold Device regulates pressure in the thorax and prevents unnecessary air from entering the chest during CPR, creating a vacuum that pulls more blood back into the heart, resulting in better casualty outcomes.
The ResQPOD®, part of Combat Medical Systems’ MARCH™ Medical Gear, enhances circulation during basic or advanced life support CPR. This simple non-invasive device regulates pressure in the chest, improves blood flow to the heart and brain, and provides Perfusion on Demand (POD). In clinical studies, use of the ResQPOD® increased blood flow to the brain by 50%3 and blood flow to the heart by 100%.2 ResQPOD® has also demonstrated an increase in neurologically intact survival of 25% or more.1
Timing lights guide proper compression and ventilation rates, promoting high-quality CPR. ResQPOD® helps circulate drugs more effectively and does not restrict patient ventilation or exhalation.
1 Idris AH, Guffey D, Pepe PP, et al. The interaction of chest compression rates with the impedance threshold device (ITD) and association with survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Circulation 2012; AHA ReSS abstract #LBRS-352
2 Langhelle A, Stromme T, Sunde K, Wik L, Nicolaysen G, Steen PA. Inspiratory impedance threshold valve during CPR. Resuscitation. 2002;52:39–48.
3 Lurie KG, Mulligan KA, McKnite S, Detloff B, Lindstrom P, Lindner KH. Optimizing standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation with an inspiratory impedance threshold valve. Chest1998;113(4):1084-1090.
4 Lurie KG, Voelckel WG, Zielinski T, et al. Improving standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation with an inspiratory impedance threshold valve in a porcine model of cardiac arrest. Anesth Analg2001; 93:649-55
5 Pirrallo RG, Aufderheide TP, Provo TA, Lurie KG. Effect of an inspiratory impedance threshold device on hemodynamics during conventional manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Resuscitation 2005;66:13-20.