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ResQGARD Impedance Threshold Device

The ResQGARD is an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) that provides a safe, simple and convenient way to treat states of low blood pressure in spontaneously breathing patients. The ResQGARD provides therapeutic benefit as soon as a patient begins to breathe through it. Animal and clinical studies have shown that the ResQGARD increases blood pressure during hypotension from a variety of causes, for example:

  • Orthostatic intolerance
  • Hypovolemia
  • Heat shock
  • Dialysis
  • Blood donation

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ResQGARD Features


 
How It Works
(Animation)

During inspiration, a negative pressure (created from expansion of the thorax) draws air into the lungs. When inspiratory impedance is applied to the breathing circuit, it enhances the negative pressure (vacuum) in the chest, which pulls more blood back to the heart, resulting in increased preload and thus, enhanced cardiac output on the subsequent cardiac contraction. The ResQGARD can be used on a facemask or with a mouthpiece.

How to Use the ResQGARD
 

On a Facemask
(Video)

  1. Connect the ResQGARD to the facemask.
  2. Explain to the patient that they will feel some slight resistance when inhaling. This means that the device is working and helping to improve blood flow.
  3. Hold the mask over the nose and mouth maintaining a tight facemask seal.
  4. A ResQStrap can be used to hold the ResQGARD in place.
  5. Breathe @ 10 16/min.
  6. Inhale slowly (over 2 3 secs) and deeply; exhale normally.
  7. If supplemental oxygen is desired, connect the oxygen tubing to the port and deliver up to 15 lpm.

On an Mouthpiece
(Video)

  1. Connect the ResQGARD to the mouthpiece.

  2. Explain to the patient that they will feel some slight resistance when inhaling. This means that the device is working and helping to improve blood flow.

  3. Place the mouthpiece into the mouth and maintain a tight seal with the lips.

  4. Breathe through the mouth only
    @ 10 16/min. An optional nose clip prevents breathing through the nose.

  5. Inhale slowly (over 2 3 secs) and deeply; exhale normally.

  6. If supplemental oxygen is desired, connect the oxygen tubing to the port and deliver
    up to 15 lpm.

 
 

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Demo Kit

The generally cleared indication for the ResQPOD is a temporary increase in blood circulation during emergency care, hospital, clinic and home use. Research is ongoing in the United States to evaluate the long-term benefit of the ResQPOD for indications related to patients suffering from cardiac arrest.
 
For more information on completed clinical studies click here. The references on this website are not intended to imply specific outcome-based claims not yet cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration.
 

 
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