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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Easy To Use; Quick Conversion
Our Mechanical CPR devices are easy to use and allow for a quick transition from manual to automated CPR with minimal interruption to compressions. Users have reported as little as 5 seconds total interruption to compressions during the transition from manual to automated CPR using our device.
Accommodates Larger Patients
Our CPR devices accommodate larger patient sizes than any other automated CPR device on the market. Both the Thumper and Life-Stat models can be used with a sternum height up to 14.5” and a chest width up to 22”.
Manual CPR is physically challenging and can easily fatigue the caregiver, which could result in less than optimal CPR in extended situations. Mechanical CPR is not only uninterrupted, but it can also provide consistent chest compressions for as long as it takes. All you need is a connection to an oxygen source. There are no expensive batteries to manage and no concern about running out of battery if traveling a long distance.
Uninterrupted Compressions During Transport
Attempting to deliver consistent, high-quality manual CPR in transport is extremely difficult, if not impossible. Furthermore, it increases the risk of injury to the caregiver. Michigan Instruments’ mechanical CPR devices can be securely applied to the patient throughout transport, avoiding any interruptions in CPR and giving them their best chance at survival.
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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.
What Our Customers Say
“Michigan Instruments Automated CPR Devices don’t require us to have to worry about batteries being constantly changed out or failing during life-saving emergencies.”
“I have used a few automatic chest compressors in my practice (LUCAS, Autopulse, RESC-U pump) but this is my favorite device. I wish all pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare providers use this device. Survival rate will increase dramatically.”
“It’s easy to apply and only takes seconds to switch over from manual to mechanical compressions. The Life-Stat offers us an ‘extra person.”
“MII mechanical CPR (Life-Stat) is the best equipment for the pre hospital responders.”
“I did a lot of research on these devices before we selected Michigan Instruments’ device.”
“The Thumper helps us increase people’s chances to survive a cardiac arrest. Definitely!”