Cudahy, WI – July 23, 2014 – Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of CPR RsQ Assist® to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment.
FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR
CPR RsQ Assist® is a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only chest compression device designed to eliminate the intimidation factor of performing CPR. This easy-to-use device guides you through the steps of performing effective CPR, and has been shown in independent clinical studies to reduce fatigue by 90 percent and increase performance results by 94.5 percent over traditional CPR.¹
“This product complements the science behind hands-only CPR, and makes it easier to provide early, quality bystander CPR,” said Joe Hanson, inventor of CPR RsQ Assist®. “It’s an essential safety device just like a fire extinguisher or smoke detector, which we hope will help save more lives following sudden cardiac arrest.”
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Joe Hanson and offer our customers a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only device,” said Kim Alexander, Strategic Marketing Manager for Emergency Medical Products. “We are also excited to include this low-cost, groundbreaking device in our online loyalty program, which allows our customers to earn and redeem points with online purchases.”
CPR RsQ Assist® has easy-to-follow voice commands, along with an audio and visual metronome. It talks you through the steps of calling 911, placing the device in the center of the victim’s chest, and instructs you to push 100 times per minute until help arrives. To address fatigue, the product has an ergonomic design with an easy-to-grip, non-slip handle. The design allows you to leverage upper body strength and weight as you push down, delivering quality compressions in the center of the chest over minimal clothing, if needed.
CPR RsQ Assist® is FDA-approved for use on people eight years of age and older. It is an essential safety tool to keep at home, in the workplace, in the car or anyplace where there are two or more people. The device is available with a custom-designed wall cabinet and signage for easy placement adjacent to an AED machine so rescuers have easy access to both lifesaving devices. The current American Heart Association guidelines call for at least 100 chest compressions per minute for at least two minutes prior to using an AED machine. For more product details, please visit CPR RsQ Assist Product Page.
¹Continuous-Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest Circulation. 2007:116:2894-2896.
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With over 40 years of experience, Emergency Medical Products (EMP) is a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies for EMS professionals in the pre-hospital marketplace. The company supports customers in EMS agencies, fire departments, hospitals, educational institutions and public safety with thousands of quality products from leading manufacturers. The company has a strong online presence that also supports business and individual purchases. For more information, please visit www.buyemp.com