A local woman’s harrowing experience prompted her to develop CPRWrap, a first-aid tool that helps anyone perform CPR. Felicia Jackson, founder and CEO, first conceived of CPRWrap after her 2-year old son stopped breathing in the back seat of the family car. Although Jackson was trained to administer CPR, she froze in the moment. Luckily, Jackson’s husband jumped into action and saved their son’s life, but Jackson realized the need for a device like CPRWrap.
“I did not want another parent to be helpless when someone’s life hung in the balance,” she says. The disposable, translucent overlay provides instructions for the American Heart Association’s recommended steps and includes a one-way valve mouth barrier and hand placement guides for proper compression. CPRWrap launched nationally in May through Walmart’s online store and at cprwrap.com.