CPR Tempo provides audio and visual cues to aid the timing of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Timers are also provided for rhythm checks after defibrillator shocking and for epinephrine administration.
The American Heart Association recommends a rate of 100 compressions per minute during CPR. This is difficult to maintain without audio cues, especially as the rescuer tires. ER nurse and Army Reservist MAJ Don Kyle shared with Frozen Ape about our metronome app Tempo is being used for this purpose. We have since worked with Don to create a specialised app, including the following bonus features:
- Timer with visual and audio cues for rhythm checks
- Timer with visual and audio cues for Epinephrine administration
- Log of each resuscitation event detailing each action taken and location of event (location services required)
- Configurable CPM (compressions per minute) from 100 to 120
- Configurable epinephrine interval from 3 to 5 minutes
Disclaimer: This app follows standards recommended by the American Heart Association. Do not use this app if these standards do not align with your medical practice. Please familiarize yourself with this app, including the tutorial, and verify the settings before using the app in an actual resuscitation event. Frozen Ape Pte. Ltd. is not liable for mishaps due to the misuse of, or malfunctioning of the app.
Updated to run on latest OS and devices.
Ratings and Reviews
Great just for keeping tempo, but doesn’t actually keep count of your cycles or tell you when to do breaths. It would be excellent if that feature could be added. One of the most difficult parts of CPR is keeping count and not losing track! Still, for a free app, this is great - a great help to anyone who finds him/herself in need to perform CPR.
👍🏼 FF-Paramedic and ER RN
Really love this App. I use it every time we have a cardiac arrest at the fire department. The lay out is crazy simple, setting a default metronome compression rate is great and the secondary ques for rhythm checks and epinephrine are also helpful. All this, coupled with the time stamping feature really enables who ever is running the arrest to have faith in charting accuracy, while freeing up another team member to complete tasks rather than chart in the computer.
I have a couple suggestions.
Cut the "Defibrillator" and "Epinephrine" buttons in half and slightly reduce the size of the heart so you can add a few more buttons: 1. IV/IO 2. Airway 3. Amioderone. Other apps have a litency of features beyond this, but they overcomplicate by taking you away to an additional screen. The fact that I can do everything on one screen in your app is why I continue to refer other Firefighter-Paramedics to this application. That reason, and all reasons already listed.
Nice App, but Room for Improvement
The is a nice start for a needed app. I agree with previous reviews, the next versions should include ventilation tones. In the options, add the choices for a tone every 3 to 5 seconds for pediatric rescue breathing with a basic airway adjunct. There should also be an option for a tone every 5 to 6 seconds for adult rescue breathing with a basic airway adjunct and a tone every 6 to 8 seconds for rescue breathing with an advanced airway adjunct.
Another nice feature would be a button for other medications such as amiodarone, sodium bicarbonate, vasopressin, etc.
Keep working on the app. It is close to being the best app for resuscitation healthcare providers.
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Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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