CPR Tempo

Apr 2, 2014

Frozen Ape Pte. Ltd.
iOS free


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 that their metronome app Tempo was being used for this purpose so Frozen Ape 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

The app is only available in iOS format at this point. However, Frozen Ape has several other Android apps for maintaining tempo at their website which could be adaptable (as ER personnel were doing for iOS before the developers came up with a specific app). There are also many other CPR tempo apps available in both iOS and Android format.

To download, just follow this link to the iTunes store: CPR Tempo.

For Android compatible apps, go to Google Play CPR Tempo Apps