February is American Heart Month: How CPR Can Save A Life

February is American Heart Month: How CPR Can Save A Life

February is American Heart Month, a time when we can all focus on improving and learning more about our cardiovascular health.

This is a time where the medical community shines a glaring light on heart disease and stroke, which are historically the leading killers of all Americans.

In honor of American Heart Month, below we outline some of the key elements of life-saving CPR and how Michigan Instruments’ CPR devices can help.

What is CPR?

Before we can dive into all the features our CPR devices offer, it’s important to understand what exactly CPR is.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency life-saving procedure performed when the heart stops beating.

As an historically effective method of saving lives, these are two of the most commonly known versions of CPR:

  1. For healthcare providers and those trained: conventional CPR using chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing at a ratio of 30:2 compressions-to-breaths.
  2. For the general public or bystanders who witness an adult suddenly collapse: compression-only CPR, or Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. (1)

When performed correctly, immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival.

The Importance of High-Quality, Uninterrupted CPR

It’s important to remember that high-quality and uninterrupted chest compressions provide the best chance of survival.

However, giving CPR is physically exhausting, even for medical professionals. In fact, significant fatigue and shallow chest compressions are common after just 1 minute of administering CPR.

The answer? Automated CPR devices that perform effective CPR in a way many humans just physically cannot.

Contact us today to learn more about our Automated CPR devices.

What Makes Michigan Instrument’s CPR Devices Different?

Michigan Instruments automated CPR machines are here to do the work for you.

Our CPR chest compression machines are proven to deliver the highest quality care during the treatment of cardiac arrest. They’re easy to use, and provide the best chance of survival.

As a leader in the field of automated CPR for over 50 years, we continue to advance our products. Today, we offer the following:

1. The Life-Stat

Our Life-Stat mechanical CPR device represents the latest advancement in our history of CPR development. This is the only CPR device on the market today that meets current AHA CPR guidelines for both chest compression and ventilation.

2. Thumper Mechanical CPR

The Thumper is a mechanical CPR device designed to deliver continuous chest compressions to a patient in a state of acute cardiac arrest.

Both of our automated CPR devices are easy to use, fit larger patients, and are fully comply with current AHA guidelines for compressions. They also offer the best value in the market today.

February is American Heart Month, Make the Most Out of it with Michigan Instruments

While bystander CPR improves survival, it’s also important for hospitals and emergency services to have the best devices on hand. It could very well be the difference between life and death.

Contact us today to learn more about our Automated CPR devices.