PPE and Safety Kits

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.

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Winter Safety Checklist

Winter Safety Checklist

Winter Safety Checklist 

Stay safe and warm with these winter safety tips! 

Everyone may be ready for the change of seasons this year, but winter brings a whole new slew of safety challenges.

Not only can wet, heavy snow can lead to dangerous ice accumulation, but shoveling heavy snow can also cause injuries and spark cardiac events like heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Climate Central also reports that weather-related blackouts have doubled in recent years and winter storms cause thousands of highway accidents, personal injuries, and power outages.

Here at Cardio Partners, we believe that it’s a smart move to prepare your home, vehicles, and family for whatever winter has in store. Check out these winter safety tips, then pull your boots out of storage and enjoy the crisp, clear air. If you’re lucky enough to have snow, by all means, head for the nearest sledding hill!

Stay safe and stay warm with these tried-and-true winter safety tips

Pack a Winter and Cold Weather Emergency Kit

Like a good scout, always be prepared. Here are a few smart — and potentially life-saving —  items to have on hand (and in your vehicle) in case of a winter emergency or power outage:

Winterize Your Home for Winter Safety

Keep the cold out and the cozy in. Winterizing your home can save you big bucks, keep you more comfortable, and reduce the likelihood of frozen pipes. 

November is a great month to make sure that your:

  • Heating systems (fireplaces, wood stoves, and furnaces) have been professionally inspected and cleaned.
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.
  • Home is well-insulated and that all the windows and doors seal tightly.
  • Gutters are clear — so you can avoid icicles and dangerous ice dams, which can damage your roof.
  • Vulnerable pipes that are most susceptible to freezing are well-insulated.
  • Garden hoses are disconnected and stored for the winter.

Are you rescue-ready for winter? Call Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362 or send an email to customerservice@cardiopartners.com — we’re ready to help!

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this post and on our website is not intended as legal advice. As legislation changes often, this post may inadvertently contain inaccurate or incomplete information. We urge you to contact your state representative should you require more information about current AED, CPR, and Good Samaritan laws in your state.