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The SARUS-CPR hood weighs 240 grams (8.4ounces)
It is packaged to the approximate size of a shoe box
Safety: a CPR option that reduces risk to patients and personnel
Simplicity: is straightforward to use efficiently by trained personnel
Familiarity: it relies on existing bag and mask techniques that are familiar
Reliability: it provides equivalent ventilation function and enhanced oral suctioning
Design: lightweight, high quality materials and size to fit adult patient characteristics
Performance: integrates seamlessly with ventilation bags and suction tubing
Training: provided by online information, video and animation resources
A size 5, which can be removed and replaced with a smaller or larger mask if required
Up to 30cmH2O
They are designed to function safely for neck sizes ranging from 12 inches and above. They have two knots in the elasticated cord that prevent overtightening and have specific toggles and draw strings to also prevent overtightening.
They are designed for very quick release and are simple to use.
This will not cause in difference in how you achieve an adequate closure around the neck.
Even when tightened to maximum tension, ultrasound experiments show no obstruction of the trachea, larynx or carotid arteries. Venous flow through the internal jugular veins is reduced by about 80 percent. This has not been shown to cause measurable physiological or neurological changes during testing over 5-10 minute periods. It is advised to not use the hood if brain injury or raised intracranial pressure is suspected.
1. Contraindicated in major head and neck injuries and where raised intracranial pressure is suspected.
2. For adult or large adolescent use only.
3. Not to be used in situations of extreme heat or fire.
There are no commonly recognised allergy generating materials in the exposed components of the hood. The elasticated draw strings do contain latex, but this latex is enclosed by the cord covering and by the textile draw string channels and is not in direct contact with the patient’s skin.