CARMA, the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application, is an ACLS tool designed to help guide practitioners through bedside resuscitation.
Preliminary trials using the algorithm presented in CARMA has resulted in an 80% increase in patient survival of a CPR event.
CARMA has four independent countdown timers, swipe-able Ventricular Tachycardia & Ventricular Fibrillation and Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) reference pages. There is a complete list of select-able Diagnostic Tips (H's and T's) and recommended medication and non-medication treatment solutions. CARMA is an invaluable, portable tool for healthcare professionals in the resuscitation of patients experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest.
CARMA includes an audible CPR metronome which defaults to 100 beats/minute, and timers for Epinephrine, Amniodarone and code duration. The duration timer prompts the leader to reevaluate every 30 minutes. Each timer has a unique vibrate feature when it completes its cycle. All of CARMA's timer durations, rates and audible features are configurable through CARMA's preferences menu.
CARMA also features a logging process that automatically tracks all activities within a session. They include timer starts and stops, H's and T's selections, rhythm, medication and non-drug intervention selections. Each event is time stamped for easy review. In addition, the session log can be easily emailed for archiving purposes. In conformance with HIPAA requirements, no patient information is stored in the log and the log does not reside in the physical space of the mobile device. Once the application exits or is reset, the log is deleted.
CARMA is an ACLS tool which gives healthcare providers the ability to better manage cardio-pulmonary events. It guides the provider through ACLS protocols in real time at the bedside utilizing the current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, leading to better outcomes.
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