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MEDICA 2021: When every second counts: act immediately in an emergency with the new LifePad® by beurer

The human brain can survive no more than five minutes without oxygen during cardiac arrest, with each minute increasing the likelihood of severe consequences. According to the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI), first responders only take the required life-saving steps in around 40 percent of cardiac arrest cases in Germany. Many people are overwhelmed by the situation, are worried about doing something wrong or do not know what to do. Most emergencies happen unexpectedly and can affect anyone at any time. As a highlight at this year's MEDICA, Beurer is presenting the new LifePad® to assist with resuscitation measures. The aim is to alleviate fears and be able to take immediate action in the event of an emergency.

Resuscitation by a lay person, i.e. by a non-professional helper, is often the first step in saving a life. But when an emergency occurs, many people are overwhelmed at first and do not dare to attempt resuscitation themselves. This costs thousands of lives every year. However, using just simple resuscitation measures, the probability of survival can be tripled if, for example, a cardiac massage is carried out immediately.

The LifePad® is easy to use and requires no prior knowledge. All steps to be taken in the event of an emergency are clearly illustrated directly on the product. To start, all you need to do is pull the battery strip. The acoustic signal that sets the rhythm of compression sounds immediately. The red markings clearly indicate how to place it on the chest, and the raised surface helps to position the hands correctly. The LifePad® is made of flexible material and adapts to the person's body shape. It can be used on and by people aged 12 and over.

An emergency helper – at home and on the go
The LifePad® features an acoustic and visual feedback system to indicate the optimal compression depth and frequency. A rhythm signal indicates the frequency of 100 beats per minute. Compression must be applied on each acoustic signal, and relieved after each acoustic signal. In addition, a coloured indicator helps to maintain the recommended compression pressure. Sufficient pressure is only applied when all LEDs are fully lit. This provides specific guidance, assistance and peace of mind when performing life-saving resuscitation measures, especially for lay people in overwhelming emergency situations.

Thanks to its compact A5 size (21 x 16 cm), this handy, portable pad can be stored perfectly at home, on the go in a rucksack, or in the car, and is quickly to hand in an emergency. It can also be used in combination with a defibrillator (the acoustic signal can be switched off).

The resuscitation aid was developed with patented technology together with Innotas AG, a Swiss medical technology company. Beurer also works together with the Björn Steiger Foundation, which has been working for more than 50 years to improve emergency assistance and rescue services in Germany.

Further information about the LifePad® is available at the Beurer stand at MEDICA from 15 to 18 November 2021 in Hall 10, Stand D20.