The SARUS -CPR hood revolutionises the resuscitation process for first responders. The small, lightweight hood made from transparent fabric creates a barrier between the patient and the individual performing resuscitation. It reduces the risk of contamination and infection from bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19. The hood has been designed to reduce the time taken to initiate airway ventilation and makes resuscitation much safer for both patients and personnel. The SARUS-CPR hood can be used by trained personnel in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, GP surgeries and ambulances.
The product was the idea of Professor Peter Stonebridge, Medical Director at NHS Tayside. The clinical requirements of the product were designed and prototyped by Rodney Mountain, an ENT Surgeon at NHS Tayside, alongside InnoScot Health and manufactured by Keela International.