Julia Sims has experienced a perfect day. On March 19, 2011 she suffered a massive cardiac arrest, months in the making. It came as a complete surprise even after an EKG/Stress test and a professional cardiologist consultation one month prior. A perfect combination of first-responder manual CPR, AED defibrillation, mechanical CPR, and modern rescue techniques helped her to survive the incident, but not without 12 field defibrillations and 45 minutes of uninterrupted mechanical CPR. “It really was a perfect day.” remarks Julia at an award ceremony honoring her rescuers. “By the grace of God I came through.” Learn More…
Benefits to Pre-Hospital Use of Michigan Instruments Automated CPR Machines
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Better Access to the Patient
Michigan Instruments CPR devices stay in place and make it easier for emergency responders to work on other aspects of the patient’s care. No need to work around people providing chest compressions (and breaths). If necessary, Mechanical CPR can be paused and resumed with a push of a button, maintaining nearly complete access to the patient throughout the resuscitation effort. Our devices were engineered with a “C” arm design, providing more access to the patient than other wrap-around or enclosed models.
Reduced Risk to Patient and Caregivers
Physical limitations and fatigue of a human CPR provider can negatively impact the quality of resuscitation efforts which can hurt the patient’s chances of survival. In addition, manual CPR, when done properly, puts great physical demand on the caregiver, putting them at risk of injury. Mechanical CPR can help to minimize these risks.
Michigan Instruments automated CPR devices offer the absolute best value in the market today. They offer the lowest acquisition cost and a very low ongoing cost of ownership.