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The History of Mechanical CPR

Technology That Saves Lives Fifty years ago, no one had heard of mechanical CPR, a device that has since saved thousands of lives. By providing hands-free external chest compressions, a mechanical CPR device allows medical professionals to concentrate on other life-saving procedures, instead of performing manual CPR, to give the ...
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See Improvements the PneuView3 brings, compared to PneuView2

Did you know that Michigan Instruments’ NEW Training and Test Lung” embodies a mechanical respiratory simulation of the human pulmonary system that can measure airway pressure, lung pressure, tidal volume and many other parameters? Originally developed 40 years ago, the “Michigan Instruments TTL” was developed to simulate the human pulmonary ...
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Thumper CPR and Mobile Medical Response

MMR (Mobile Medical Response), an EMS provider in Saginaw, MI recently began using our Thumper® Model 1007 CC mechanical CPR device. Our CC Thumpers offer full compression capabilities and have been used effectively on patients exceeding 400 pounds. Compressions delivered by the Thumper are fully AHA 2015 compliant and deliver ...
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New Michigan Lung & PneuView 3 Software Unveiled at AARC Congress

The Michigan Lung, Michigan Instruments Test Lung Simulator is breathing “Pneu” life into the respiratory industry. Developed 40 years ago, the Michigan Lung embodies a mechanical “respiratory simulation” of the human pulmonary system capable of measuring airway pressure, lung pressure, tidal volume and 36 other parameters. Visitors to this years ...
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War Memorial Hospital Uses Grant to Purchase 50 New Life-Stat® Mechanical CPR Devices

Grand Rapids, MI—February 5, 2015—Michigan Instruments, Inc. (MII) announces that it has 50 new Life-Stat® Mechanical CPR machines being used throughout Northern Michigan. Mechanical CPR offers life-saving advantages over manual CPR, allowing rescuers to focus on other patient needs, which can increase their chances for survival. War Memorial Hospital and ...
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Michigan Instruments Donates Two TTL Units to Local University

Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Valley State University students will soon have the opportunity to simulate the proper management of life-like respiratory ailments using the latest in training and test lung devices. Grand Rapids-based, Michigan Instruments Inc. developers of the world-renowned “Michigan Lung” plans to donated two of the respiratory ...
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Mechanical CPR Devices Displayed at ACEP 2014 Conference

We recently attended the ACEP conference in Chicago! Our team met a lot of emergency room physicians and directors, introducing them to our mechanical CPR devices, the Thumper and Life-Stat. These CPR machines are designed to provide constant, hands-free external chest compression, giving the patient the best chance for survival ...
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Increase in Calibration Charge

On November 1, 2014, the cost of calibration for models 1600, 1601, 1603 and 4600 (recommended every 3 years) and models DAN, AIN and SLN (recommended every 2 years) will be $560. For models 3600i, 5600i, 5601i, DA3, AI3, and SL3 (recommended every 2 years) it will be $700. There ...
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Simulating an Acute Asthma Attack

Asthma, one of the most common forms of respiratory distress, can come in many forms. Fortunately, most of these forms share common symptoms that can easily be replicated on a mechanical test lung. By creating a severely restricted airway and pairing it with a slightly compliant lung, an acute asthma ...
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New PneuView3 System Released with Industry Changing Capabilities

July 17, 2014 | Grand Rapids, MI – Michigan Instruments, Inc. (MII) announces the release of a new, sophisticated design modification to its’ Training and Test Lung. The new design includes PneuView3, an innovative, intuitive software interface. The combination of the new software application and improved product design brings significantly ...
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Understanding the Role of Inertia in Mechanical Test Lungs

It’s no secret—mechanical systems move differently than biological systems particularly when it comes to inertia. This concept has a number of significant implications when working with a mechanical test lung. During ventilation the inertia of the lung chamber must first be overcome before it can start to expand. Prior to ...
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New PneuView3 System Offers Industry Changing Capabilities

July 17, 2014 | Grand Rapids, MI – Michigan Instruments, Inc. (MII) announces the release of a new, sophisticated design modification to its’ Training and Test Lung, also known as the “Michigan Lung.” The new design includes PneuView3, an innovative, intuitive software interface. The combination of the new software application ...
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4 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Mechanical CPR

Mechanical CPR devices are becoming more common in EMS, fire departments, and hospital emergency rooms. With the rise in popularity of this technology it is important that both providers and even bystanders understand what these devices are and how they work. While it only covers the basics, following this list ...
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Simulating a Pneumothorax on a Dual Adult Lung

A number of our customers have been requesting information on how to simulate a pneumothorax using the Michigan Instruments Training and Test Lung (TTL). The following will describe how this condition can be simulated on a TTL, using setup options offered by this device. The principles described can be applied ...
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Study: Feasibility of Cerebral Oximetry During In-Hospital CPR

Parnia, Sam MD, PhD; Nasir, Asad, MD; Ahn, Anna MD; Malik, Hanan MD; Yang, Jie PhD; Zhu, Jiawen MS; Dorazi, Francis DO; Richman, Paul MD Objective: A major hurdle limiting the ability to improve the quality of resuscitation has been the lack of a noninvasive real-time detection system capable of ...
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Life-Stat® Saves the Life of a Woman Clinically Dead for 45 Minutes

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in America, but it is an event that is survivable. Last week I had the pleasure of going down to Greensboro North Carolina to talk with Julia Sims and her family about her true, complete recovery. Julia Sims has experienced a perfect ...
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Military vs. Medical: Five Things Private Simulation Labs Need

It is no secret that military spending has gone down since sequestration (and other spending cuts), and one of the areas to take a major hit from this was in simulation. I remember attending the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare at the San Diego Convention Center about a year ...
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Life-Stat Compliance to 2010 AHA CPR

Life-Stat® Mechanical CPR Meets 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines! Life-Stat® offers uninterrupted hands-free 2010 AHA compliant CPR with coordinated ATV oxygen ventilation. It provides the AHA required “at least 2 inches (5cm)” full recoil compression up to 3.2 inches (8cm) for adults or precise 1.5 inches (4cm) compression if needed. References ...
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