CPR

What’s in a CPR Response Kit?

What’s in a CPR Response Kit?

What’s in a CPR Response Kit?

Take a peek inside a CPR response kit

If you have an AED, you need a CPR response kit. A CPR response kit should always be kept with your AED. And if you use it, replace it!

The Curaplex Response Kit includes tools to expedite the application of AED pads as well as personal protective equipment (PPE).

What’s included in a CPR Response Kit:

  • (1) Pouch, response kit, red
  • (1) Pocket mask w/ O2 inlet
  • (1) Pair of large Triton nitrile exam gloves
  • (1) Gallant disposable prep razor
  • (1) Pair of 7.5-inch trauma shears
  • (1) Package of Sani-hands wipes

Now, let’s break it down!

Why the red pouch?

The easy-to-grab bright red pouch is lightweight and water-resistant. Keep all your critical CPR response items in one convenient, transportable pouch.

Why are pocket masks so important?

In our Covid times, pocket masks are more important than they’ve ever been. A CPR pocket mask is a protective device with a one-way valve that protects rescuers while they’re performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). An oxygen outlet and inlet make it easy to attach to an oxygen bag or supplemental oxygen. A CPR pocket mask with an O2 inlet helps ensure that infectious diseases, germs, blood, and other bodily fluids are not transferred from the rescuer to the patient or from the patient to the rescuer.

Why nitrile gloves?

These heavy-duty sterile, hypoallergenic gloves protect the rescuer from infectious diseases, germs, blood, and other bodily fluids. They also protect the victim from possible infection.

What’s up with the razor?

Let’s just say that some folks are a bit furrier than others! To ensure a firm seal between the pads and the (hairy) victim’s chest, use the disposable Gallant prep razor to clear the path!

Who needs trauma shears?

These shears are designed to cut through denim, seams, and thick materials so rescuers don’t lose a minute of time affixing an AED’s pads to the victim’s chest.

Why the Sani-hands wipes?

You could use them on your hands, but you’ll already have donned the nitrile gloves. So why the hand wipes? We’re so glad you asked! The wipes in your CPR response kit are for cleaning the victim’s chest so the AED’s pads adhere securely.

For information about AEDs, CPR training or to purchase a Curaplex CPR Response Kit for your organization, contact Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362 or email us at customerservice@cardiopartners.com. And a friendly reminder: If you have recently used your CPR response kit, now’s the time to replace it.

DISCLAIMER: Information and resources found on the aed.com website and blog are intended to educate, inform, and motivate readers to make their health and wellness decisions after consulting with their healthcare provider. The authors are not healthcare providers. NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.

What Can YOU Do To Help Fight SCA?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and You

What Can YOU Do To Help Fight SCA?

Sudden cardiac arrest may be surprising, but there’s no reason to be unprepared

Wondering what you can do to fight sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)? Get informed and share information with others! To help you out, we took a stroll through our blog and collected links to a few of our most popular posts. We hope you’ll spread the word about cardiac arrest and encourage businesses, leaders, and families in your community to fight SCA with knowledge, CPR training, and AEDs.

Knowledge is power: arm yourself with SCA stats

It’s surprising, but many people are unaware of how common SCA really is. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Each year, more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in the United States.
  • Among middle-aged adults treated for SCA, 50% had no symptoms before the onset of arrest.
  • 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest every year and 17.5 million people across the globe die from cardiovascular disease each year.
  • 10,000 SCAs occur in the workplace each year.
  • 68.5% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • 45% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive when bystander CPR is administered.

For more information, check out 6 Shocking Statistics About Cardiac Arrest.

Learn CPR

Learning CPR is one of the most important things you can do to fight SCA. What will you learn in a CPR course? You’ll learn why CPR is so effective, how it works, and how to perform it. You’ll also practice CPR on a manikin to fine-tune your skills and gain the confidence you need to save a life.

It’s easy to schedule CPR training. Download and share our CPR flyer with businesses and leaders in your community. 

Encourage local businesses to purchase AEDs

Cardiac arrest can be reversible. When local businesses have an AED on-site, they’re investing in their employees and their customers. When a person who is experiencing SCA receives CPR immediately and a shock from an AED, their survival odds are vastly improved. Does your favorite business have an AED? 

We’ve made it easy for you to share information about purchasing an AED! Download a free flyer today! 

Create an Emergency Plan

It’s great that your favorite coffee shop, rec center, and dentist have publicly accessible AEDs, but do they know what to do in the event of an emergency? Encourage any businesses or households with an AED to develop an emergency action plan

Purchase an AED for Home Use

Speaking of households with an AED ... we think it’s a good idea for individuals who are at a higher risk for cardiac arrest to have an AED for home use. It's especially important for the elderly, those with heart disease, or individuals with a family history of coronary artery disease. 

Other risk factors for SCA can include:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • A sedentary lifestyle

Ready to fight SCA with knowledge, AEDs, and CPR? We offer CPR, First Aid, AED, and bloodborne pathogen training courses in all 50 states in traditional classroom settings and blended learning courses

To learn more about our courses or to schedule training, call our team at 866-349-4362 or email us at customerservice@cardiopartners.com.

DISCLAIMER: Information and resources found on the aed.com website and blog are intended to educate, inform, and motivate readers to make their health and wellness decisions after consulting with their healthcare provider. The authors are not healthcare providers. NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.