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CPRB - CPR in a Box

A simple, efficient, and immediate guide to perform CPR during emergency situations.

  

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Description: UCLA x ACCD Inventathon

Honors: 2nd Place

 

*Inventathon is a 2-day hackathon where teams of students work together to create and pitch the best solution to a given medical need. The end product can be an app, device, website, conceptual drawing, or anything else that exemplifies the concept. Clinicians and industry professionals will provide mentorship in areas such as device design, reimbursement, strategy, software development, and presentation.

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

TIME is BRAIN

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Chain of Survival:  Call 911 → CPR → AED → Ambulance 

Research shows that early bystander CPR rates are low due to psychological barriers of stress, fear, and doubtdue to lack of training or experience. We believe the most crucial part during a sudden cardiac arrest is calling 911 and performing CPR as soon as one can. Taking these bystander conditions and frazzedl environments, CPRB is designed so that it contacts 911 as soon as the red button is hit automatically followed by detailed directions on the screen to start performing CPR. This is crucial because performing CPR right away instead of waiting allows the patient's heart to pump to get blood circulating and delivering oxygen to the brain until the ambulance has arrived and definitive treatment is recieved in the ER.

CPRB focuses on the first two steps

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How Crucial is CPR?

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a person's chance of survival.

Rhode Island Department of Health dictates that CPR must be performed for 30-minutes before taking a patient to the hospital or until an ambulance has arrived. Research has found that keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors.

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