Evaluation: Philips Q-CPR CPR Feedback Device

January 8, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance


The Philips Q-CPR is a good choice to guide delivery of CPR. It provides feedback on all five of the American Heart Association's (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council's (ERC) key parameters of high-quality CPR: compression depth, compression rate, chest wall recoil, ventilation rate, and inactivity time. Our testing of this device when used with a Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator showed the device's compression depth accuracy and sensitivity to be good on a rigid surface; in addition, we found that the dashed line displayed on the monitor/defibrillator screen guides users to adequate compression depths when the device is used with the patient lying on a soft surface with a backboard.

  1. Q-CPR consists of a chest sensor ("puck") that is placed on the patient's sternum. It is available as a reusable accessory for use with the following Philips defibrillator models:

a) HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator

b) HeartStart FR3 automated external defibrillator (AED)

  1. Q-CPR provides real-time feedback to CPR providers on...

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