CPR training is fundamental within the healthcare setting and normally a 2-person at a time process with others ready to take their turns. One person begins the chest compression technique, while the other begins administering oxygen ventilation. While this serves as an effective means of resuscitation, it has been shown that CPR skills can begin to decline within a few months of training.
The American Heart Association (AHA) states the following regarding manual CPR:
- Manual compression techniques begin to drift away from optimal within the first 1-2 minutes of initiation.
- They also note that loss of continuous compressions or “off-chest” time is detrimental to maintaining much needed patient blood flow.
In fact, in some cases continuous CPR compressions well beyond a normal 15 to 20-minutes result in successful patient resuscitation and recovery. Manual CPR is an important part of any hospital setting, but when trying to maintain optimal chest pressure for an elongated period of time, or manually administering CPR on your own, it’s unsustainable and unlikely to improve the health and recovery of the patient.
Michigan Instrument’s Life-Stat is the only mechanical CPR machine that meets the latest AHA guidelines for CPR. In the hospital, the device allows doctors and healthcare professionals the time they need to access and treat the patient’s cause of heart stoppage. All the while, optimum and consistent chest compressions are maintained without interruption. It’s your hospital’s hands-free CPR alternative.
The Life-Stat Mechanical CPR Device:
- Can be set up in seconds, allowing for a seamless transition from manual to mechanical CPR.
- Is electrically insulated, meaning it can be freely and safely used in conjunction with routine patient monitoring, external pacing, and defibrillation procedures.
- The Life-Stat (including the base and backboard) weighs 19.5 lbs. (8.8 kg) and can be incorporated into a hospital “crash cart” setup or stored in a ready mode in a nearby convenient location.
- Can accommodate larger patients, even morbidly obese, where mechanical CPR is an effective way to deliver adequate compression depth.
- It is powered by wall oxygen available at patient locations so it never runs out of energy to provide compressions.
- The patented “high impulse” motion of the compression mimics correctly done manual compressions with a 50:50 duty cycle and “hands off” for chest rise.
Michigan Instruments Life-Stat is the latest model of our portable, automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) medical devices, which have been in use since 1964. An updated version of the Life-Stat CPR device will include an updated exit of gas from the compression chamber ensuring a much quieter operation. It will also provide additional stability to avoid unnecessary shifting while mechanical CPR is being performed.
With the purchase of the Life-Stat CPR System, you join thousands of health care professionals worldwide who benefit from the many advantages of mechanical CPR.