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Can you upgrade my Thumper® to meet the 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines?

It depends on the model of Thumper you have:

  • Model 1005 — The Model 1005 cannot be upgraded, but it may be traded in toward the purchase of a new Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR to provide 'Hands-Free CPR' that fully meets the 2010 AHA CPR guidelines. 
  • Models 1007 or 1007CCV — An upgrade option is available from Models 1007 or 1007CCV to the Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR to provide 'Hands-Free CPR' that fully meets the 2010 AHA CPR guidelines.The Models 1007 or 1007CCV may also be traded in toward the purchase of a new Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR.
  • Model 1007CC — The Model 1007CC cannot be upgraded, but it may be traded in toward the purchase of a new Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR to provide 'Hands-Free CPR' that fully meets the 2010 AHA CPR guidelines. 

 

Find out more about our trade-in program!

 

How does the Life-Stat® fully meet the 2010 AHA Guidelines?

Using an electronic timing control powered by 2 inexpensive 9-volt alkaline batteries, the Life-Stat® Model 1008 CPR is capable of providing both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocols as outlined in the 2010 AHA guidelines.

A mode button can select either 30 compressions to 2 ventilations (30:2) for BLS or continuous compressions with ventilation (CCV) for ALS. (See the 30:2 graph and the CCV graph below.)

The time scale incremented in seconds represents a 60-second or 1-minute interval for the graphs appearing on this page. The graphs are a representation of ventilations and compressions during CPR.

 30:2

Upper tracing (ventilations) are shown delivering 600ml tidal volume with an Inspiratory to Expiratory (I:E) ratio of 1:1.5. The lower tracing (compressions) are delivered at a rate of 100 compressions per minute (CPM) with a depth of 4 cm.


NOTE

  • Upon exhalation of the second ventilation, the chest compressions resume.
  • The 30:2 protocol delivers 89 compressions and 4 ventilations within 1 minute.

 

CCV

Upper tracing (ventilations) are shown delivering 600ml tidal volume with an Inspiratory to Expiratory (I:E) ratio of 1:5.5. The lower tracing (compressions) are delivered at a rate of 100 compressions per minute (CPM) with a depth of 4 cm.

 
NOTE
  •  The CCV protocol delivers 100 compressions and approximately 9 ventilations within 1 minute.
 
 
 

 

What are the dimensions & weight of the Life-Stat®?

The Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR measures:

  • 22-1/2" (57.2cm) in height
  • 7-5/8" (19.4cm) in width
  • 18-1/4" (46.4cm) in length
  • It weighs approximately 19 lbs (8.6kg)

 

What is the best way to clean/disinfect the massager pad on MII CPR devices?

Approved cleaning products include: 2030 Bio-Cidol® Neutral (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Accell (accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide), Antifect AF (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Betadine (Povidone-Iodine), Bruphene 256 (Amylphenol), Buraton 10F (Dialdehyde), Clorox Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite, 6.0%), Defend PS-10 (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Dispatch (Sodium Hyporchlorite, 1.0%), Eco Tru (Chloroxylenol), Endbac (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Hebiclens Liquid (Chlorhexidine Gluconate), PDI Sani-Cloth® Plus (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Phenex N.S. (Amylphenol), Quat-64 Broad (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Spartan TB-Cide Quat (Quaternary Ammonium), Terralin (Bymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Vesphene LpH se(Phenylphenol), and Virex TB (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride).

***No products with isopropyl alcohol as an active ingredient should be used to clean MII CPR device massager pads.  Notable products that include that use this as an active ingredient include CaviCide, Endozime AW, and Mikrozid Liquid.***

Can the Life-Stat® be used on infants or children?

No. The Life-Stat® (as with all mechanical CPR devices) is approved by the FDA for use on adult patients only.

The AHA 2010 CPR guidelines specifically state the following:

  • "There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the use of IAC-CPR in the out-of-hospital setting or in children."  See Part 7: CPR Techniques and Devices (excerpt from "Interposed Abdominal Compression-CPR" section).
  • "There is insufficient data in infants and children to recommend for or against the use of the following: mechanical devices to compress the chest, active compression-decompression CPR, interposed abdominal compressions CPR (IAC-CPR), the impedance threshold device, or pressure sensor accelerometer (feedback) devices." See Part 13: Pediatric Basic Life Support (excerpt from "Other CPR Techniques and Adjuncts" section).

 

View the AHA 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC in Circulation.

 

What are the comparisons between the Thumper® and Life-Stat® CPR?

Below is a table comparing the Model 1007 Thumper®s to the Model 1008 Life-Stat®.

 

Thumper®

MODEL 1007/1007CCV

Thumper®

MODEL 1007CC

Life-Stat®

MODEL 1008

Compression Depth Control Up to 5 turns or 0 to 8 cm of depth Up to 5 turns or 0 to 8 cm of depth Up to 5 turns or 0 to 8 cm of depth
Arm Lock Mechanism Requires only one turn from lock to unlock position Requires only one turn from lock to unlock position Requires only one turn from lock to unlock position
Pressure Regulation Built-in pressure regulator and pressure relief valve to prevent damage Built-in pressure regulator and pressure relief valve to prevent damage Built-in pressure regulator and pressure relief valve to prevent damage
Pressure and Flow Visual indicator for correct input pressure Visual indicator for correct input pressure Visual indicator for correct input pressure
Ventilation Delivered volume-based ventilation Not Applicable Delivered volume-based ventilation
Storing Stores in "use" position Stores in "use" position Stores in "use" position

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