LIFE-STAT Compared to Manual CPR

Quality CPR Requirements Manual CPR LIFE-STAT CPR 
100 Compressions/minute. Difficult to perform well. Delivers exactly 100/minute.
50:50 Systolic to diastolic. Difficult to perform well. Delivers exactly 50:50.
2010 AHA Compliant compression depth of at least 2 inches (5cm) and up to 3.2 inches (8cm). Difficult to perform and physically demanding. Exact depth can be set.
Complete chest recoil. Difficult to perform well. Active complete chest recoil – demonstrated synergy with ITD and ITPR technology to increase cardiac output.
30:2 Mode – facemask ventilation. Difficult to perform, must count to 30, give two breaths. Exact, hands-free, automatic.
Continuous CPR – advanced airway. Takes two rescuers, one does compressions at rate of 100/min, one does ventilation at rate of 8 to 10/min. Exact, hands-free, automatic.  Rescuers freed to do other tasks.
Keep performing as long as required. AHA states rescuers fatigue after only one minute compromises quality of CPR. Can provide exact AHA CPR for as long as needed.  Rescuers freed to do other tasks.
Provide defibrillator shock. Rescuer must stand clear. Provides CPR during and after shock delivery.
Perform CPR while patient is being carried to emergency vehicle. Requires at least 3 rescuers and chest compressions are usually ineffective because of movement and awkward angles. Requires only two rescuers to carry patient.  Fully effective CPR is provided hands-free.
Perform CPR when patient is on spine board going up or down stairs or in an elevator. Requires at least 3 rescuers and chest compressions are usually ineffective because of movement and awkward angles. Requires only two rescuers to carry patient.  Fully effective CPR is provided hands-free.
Read ECG. Stop CPR. With properly placed electrodes, ECG can often be read while CPR is applied.  Can be used with ECG monitors utilizing CPR artifact signal averaging.
Perform CPR in emergency vehicle. Requires at least one rescuer who is then not strapped in for 30:2 mode and may require 2 rescuers not strapped in for continuous CPR. Provides hands-free CPR in either 30:2 or continuous mode so rescuers can strap in or provide other treatment.
Maintain coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) > 15 mm HG. Difficult to maintain. Studies show LIFE-STAT® piston action provides CPP significantly above 15 mm HG.
Perform effective CPR for long periods in cases such as hypothermia or drug overdose. Virtually impossible to perform long periods of effective CPR without a team of well trained, in-shape rescuers to switch out at least every two minutes. LIFE-STAT® CPR technology is used for long term hands-free CPR. The longest reported time with predecessor device for full patient recovery is 14.5 hours.

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