What were we asked to look at?
We were asked to provide a high level overview of the SARUS CPR Hood.
The device incorporates an anaesthetic facemask, viral filter, oral suction catheter and viral air escape port within a clear plastic-textile hood. During resuscitation the patient’s head is lifted gently and the hood slipped down to cover the neck. Two tension-controlled drawstrings are tightened around the base of the hood. A version without the suction catheter is also available.
Why is this important?
SARUS-CPR hoodTM may be used as part of the emergency response to a person experiencing cardiac arrest in the hospital or community setting, including GP surgeries, lifeboat and mountain rescues, first aid at major events and first responder contexts in remote and rural environments.
SARUS developers - NHS Tayside
Quality assurance and sign-off.