FAQ

SimCPR® Pro is a medical device (Class 1) that is approved for administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

 

SimCPR® Trainer is not a medical device and is used during CPR-courses. The functionality of the CPR-feedback is the same as with the Pro.

In this way students can easily practice the use of the SimCPR® Pro for real CPR.

SimCPR® Trainer can also be connected with the free available SimCPR® app. 

Next to more feedback, students can also test their skills and get scores.

Every first responder trained in CPR and the use of this medical device can use SimCPR® Pro during resuscitation.

SimCPR® Pro is used as a guide in administering cardio-pulmonay resuscitation (CPR) to a suspected sudden cardiac arrest victim at least 8 years old.

You can use the SimCPR® Pro on your left- or right wrist. Preferably you wear it around the wrist of the hand that makes contact with the victim’s chest.

Make sure you can see both LEDs clearly.

If you can not see the LED’s clearly, you can put the SimCPR® Pro  also on the back of your hand, looking directly into the LEDs.

Make sure the band is well fixed so it can not move and follows the movements of the wrist or hand exactly.

The medical device is worn on the wrist of first responders and the built in accelerometer accurately calculates the distance between compression and decompression. 

As long as compression-decompression is less than 5 cm/2 inches, the red LED will continue flashing. This means compressions are not deep enough and/or the recoil of the victim’s chest is not complete.

As soon as compression-decompression of the chest is more than 5 cm/2 inches, the green LED will flash (110/min).

After switching the device on, the flashing red LED indicates a correct tempo of chest compressions (110/min).

As long as compression-decompression is less than 5 cm/2 inches, the red LED will continue flashing. This means compressions are not deep enough and/or the recoil of the victim’s chest is not complete.

As soon as compression-decompression of the chest is more than 5 cm/2 inches, the green LED will flash (110/min). 

This form of feedback improves the quality of CPR, even by healthcare professionals (Resuscitation 2019).

Indirectly it does. For example:

When the first responder compresses the chest 5,5 cm (2,2 inches) and keeps leaning 1 cm (0,4 inches), the device measures 4,5 cm (1,8 inches) compression/decompression. In this case the red LED will keep flashing.

Before the first responder starts pushing harder, he/she has to check first if the chest is fully released at the end of decompression. 

When the chest is fully released, the device will measure 2,2 inches and the green LED will start flashing.

Yes, the flashing of the red or green LED indicate a correct tempo for CPR (110/bpm) .

The battery of the SimCPR® Pro will last for 6 year life in stand-by modus or 100 active hours of use.

You can check the battery life fast and easy by turning the device on and turning it off again. 

After turning it off (pressing the ON/OFF-button for 2 seconds or more) the green or red LED will light up short. When the green LED lights up, the battery life is still sufficient. If the red LED lights up you have to exchange your SimCPR® Pro for a new one.

The battery of the Trainer can be changed. See manual.

Remark:

You can also check the battery life (%) with the SimCPR app.

SimCPR® Trainer will be available Q3 2020.

SimCPR® Pro will be available in Europe end 2020. 

Beginning 2021 the FDA approval is expected.