When it comes to an automated CPR compression device, there are a lot of options to choose from. This is why we outlined the 5+ main features of our CPR devices: The Life-Stat 1008 and Thumper 1007CC

1. Ease of Use

Both the LifeStat and Thumper are lightweight and easy to use, each weighing approximately 19 lbs. Plus, they can be incorporated into a hospital “crash cart” setup.

In the case of paramedic usage, both devices can be stored in a case that’s easily accessed and fits into most standard ambulance storage compartments. 

Furthermore, setting the units up takes only seconds and requires minimal interruption to manual compressions.

2. Compression Depth

While other piston-type devices have narrow compression depth ranges that are fixed during operation, both the LifeStat and Thumper offer a compression depth range from 0-3.2 inches which is fully adjustable during operation. 

In addition,  the LifeStat and Thumper feature an option that allows the operator to quickly and easily adjust the compression depth to 20% of the patient’s A-P chest diameter.  Our Thumper and LifeStat devices accommodate larger patients than other devices on the market – up to 14.5 inches sternum height and 22 inches chest width.

3. Ventilation

According to Respiratory Care Journal, assisted ventilation is a crucial aspect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because it can directly influence survival through positive or negative interactions with chest compression.

The LifeStat is the only device on the market to offer built-in ventilation, allowing first responders and doctors to focus on other important resuscitation procedures.

4. Meets Current AHA Guidelines

Current AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines state that, “in adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult.”

The uninterrupted compressions provided by both the Thumper and LifeStat allow your team to focus on the underlying cause of the cardiac arrest.

5. Allows Options for 100 or 120 cpm

Michigan Instruments offers models with both 100 or 120 compressions per minute. The Life-Stat ® performs two modes of CPR support in conformance with AHA CPR guidelines. In either mode, compressions deliver at a frequency of 100 or 120 per minute (cpm).

6. Cost

Other devices range between $15,000 – $16,000 with expensive replacement parts.  Michigan Instruments offer the absolute best value in the market today, with the lowest acquisition cost and a very affordable ongoing cost of ownership. 

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While extremely beneficial, most automated CPR devices are expensive and not realistically affordable for many hospitals, EMS units and schools. We make it easy to obtain and maintain CPR devices in any facility, potentially saving lives.

To learn more about how our automated CPR compression device has helped EMS professionals, doctors and nurses provide patients with high quality care for over 55 years, please visit our FAQ page or contact us today.

Mechanical CPR Most Frequently Asked Questions

Mechanical CPR has been around since the 1960s, starting when we made an oxygen-powered piston on an adjustable arm to deliver compressions called the Thumper®.

As a company that specializes in automated CPR devices and lung simulators, we receive many questions from medical professionals and educators alike surrounding this device. 

Below, we outlined the most frequently asked questions about mechanical CPR. 

1. Can I Trade In My Old Automated CPR Device?

Yes! At Michigan Instruments, we offer a trade-in allowance for any manufacturer’s automated CPR device.

Just make sure to let us know when requesting a quote if you’re upgrading an older CPR device, or have one already out of service.

Have more questions or want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

2. How Does the Life-Stat® Fully Meet the 2015 AHA Guidelines?

As outlined in the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, the Life-Stat® is capable of providing both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocols. 

This is achieved by using an electronic timing control powered by 2 inexpensive 9-volt alkaline batteries.

3. What are the Dimensions and Weight of the Life-Stat®?

The Life-Stat® CPR measures at:

  • 22-½” (57.2 cm) in height
  • 7-⅝” (19.4 cm) in width
  • 18-¼” (46.4 cm) in length
  • 19 lbs (8.6 kg) in weight

Have more questions or want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

4. Can the Life-Stat® Be Used on Infants or Children?

No. Current AHA guidelines do not recommend the use of mechanical CPR on infants or children.

5. What are the Comparisons Between the Thumper® and Life-Stat® CPR?

While both the Thumper® and Life-Stat® are quite similar, there is one key difference between them ventilation is not applicable with the Thumper®, whereas the Life-Stat® delivers volume-based ventilation.

Below is a table comparing the Model 1007 Thumper®s to the Model 1008 Life-Stat®.

Thumper® MODEL 1007CC Life-Stat® MODEL 1008
Compression Depth Control Up to 5 turns or 0 to 8 cm of depth Up to 5 turns or 0 to 8 cm of depth
Arm Lock Mechanism Requires only one turn from lock to unlock position Requires only one turn from lock to unlock position
Pressure Regulation Built-in pressure regulator and pressure relief valve to prevent damage Built-in pressure regulator and pressure relief valve to prevent damage
Pressure and Flow Visual indicator for correct input pressure Visual indicator for correct input pressure
Ventilation Not applicable Delivered volume-based ventilation
Storing Stores in “use” position Stores in “use” position

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To learn more about how our automated CPR devices have helped EMS professionals, doctors and nurses provide patients with high quality care for over 55 years, please visit our FAQ page or contact us today.

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.

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The Benefits to Pre-Hospital Use of Automated CPR Machine

When it comes to cardiac arrest patients, every second and every compression can make a huge difference. However, it can be extremely difficult—sometimes even impossible, for caregivers to deliver consistent, high-quality compressions in pre-hospital settings, especially during transport.

Michigan Instruments Automated CPR devices provide a way for first responders to safely provide continuous CPR to patients throughout pre-hospital care, avoiding any interruptions in life-saving CPR. Here are the benefits to pre-hospital use of automated CPR devices.

Easy to Use, Automated CPR in Seconds

Lightweight and easily transportable, automated CPR devices like our Life Stat and Thumper allow for a quick transition from manual to automated CPR. These CPR machines can easily be incorporated into a hospital “crash cart” setup or stored in most ambulance storage compartments. Automated CPR devices take seconds to set up, making the transition to mechanical CPR seamless and with minimal interruption to compressions.

Uninterrupted, Consistent Chest Compressions

Manual CPR can be physically challenging for caregivers to give for an extended period of time, and fatigue can result in less-than-optimal CPR for patients within minutes. Michigan Instruments automated CPR devices deliver consistent compressions for as long you need, eliminating the risk of burnout and ensuring high quality care to the patient.

Continuous Compressions During Transport

Attempting to deliver quality, manual CPR during transport can be extremely difficult and increase the risk of injury to emergency responders. Michigan Instruments Automated CPR devices are securely attached to patients to avoid any interruptions in CPR for as long as it takes to reach the hospital.

Concentrate on other Life Saving Procedures

Automated CPR devices perform effective and customized CPR hands-free, allowing emergency responders to concentrate and perform other life-saving measures during transport, before the patient even reaches the hospital. If necessary, mechanical CPR can also be paused and resumed with just the push of a button, maintaining nearly complete access to the patient throughout the entire event.

Rely on Michigan Instruments

Michigan Instruments’ automated CPR devices have been helping EMS professionals, doctors and nurses provide their patients with the quality care they deserve for decades. Learn more about our Life Stat and Thumper mechanical CPR devices and contact one of our representatives to learn more, or request a quote today.

Supporting the Supporters

At Michigan Instruments, our Lung Simulators and Automated CPR devices have been used by thousands of health care professionals worldwide and are considered some of the top respiratory care and automated CPR devices on the market. However, what truly sets Michigan Instruments apart from others in the industry is our dedication to our customer’s satisfaction. Whether you need tech support, calibration assistance or need to replace a part, our staff is always happy and available to address your needs.

Over the past year we have produced and delivered countless lung simulator devices to those developing ventilators and other respiratory equipment to support medical professionals treating those battling the Coronavirus. We’ve ramped up production, added staff, and worked with organizations including NASA, Ford Motor Company, and Cornell University, (just to name a few), to support their ventilator production and research and development.

As the world continues to fight the ongoing Pandemic, we’re committed to supporting those on the front lines and behind the scenes in R&D. Here are just a few ways Michigan Instruments supports you (our customers) so that you can support your patients.

Tech Support

If you run into a problem or have a question about how to operate one of our devices, we offer technical support whenever you need it. You can reach out to us through this form on our website and one of our staff members will quickly and personally respond to your inquiry.

Service and Calibration

To ensure high-quality performance and accurate data, it is important to make sure your device is calibrated correctly. That is why we offer a calibration service for our devices to our customers. Fill out this form on our website to request a calibration of your test lung simulator and you will receive detailed instructions on the process and shipment.

Replacement Parts & Accessories

While Michigan Instrument’s devices are inspected, reviewed, and serviced by the same workforce that initially assembled them, we understand that sometimes parts need to be replaced. Because of this, we offer a variety of lung simulators replacement parts, and CPR device parts. Contact us with your information, the products that you are interested in, quantity, and other important details and we will respond quickly with an estimated quote for you.

Product Development

Feedback and product improvements are top of mind. We listen to those who use our devices about suggestions and recommendations for ongoing product development and improvements. If you have a product improvement suggestion, let us know.

Want to learn more about our customer service or are you interested in receiving more information for our Lung Simulator or CPR devices? Contact us today!

Michigan Instruments is a proven partner of hospitals and EMS Units around the globe, helping them provide patients with the best chance of survival through Automated CPR. Our Life-Stat mechanical CPR device provides EMS Units with a device that delivers consistent, uninterrupted CPR care that they can count on and represents our latest advancements in CPR technology.

Here are the 7 reasons your EMS Unit needs a Life-Stat:

1. Meets AHA 2020 Guidelines

Our Life-Stat is the only CPR device on the market that meets the American Heart Association’s 2020 guidelines for both ventilation and chest compressions.

2. Perfect, Hands-Free Automatic CPR

With the Life-Stat, the CPR machine does the work for you! The Life-Stat delivers automatic CPR to the patient and is the only device in the market to offer built-in ventilation. These features allow first responders to focus on other important, and life-saving resuscitation efforts and helps to prevent caregiver fatigue that comes with performing manual CPR. The hands-free design also helps to prevent EMS personnel from being in unsafe positions during patient transport.

3. Provides Improved Patient Access

The Life-Stat makes it so that there is no need to work around people providing chest compressions as you perform life-saving care. Engineered with a “C” arm design, it provides more access to the patient than other wrap-around or enclosed models. It is also easy to use in confined spaces and stairways that EMS personnel can encounter during transport.

If needed, the Life-Stat can be paused and resumed at the push of a button, maintaining nearly complete access to the patient throughout the entire resuscitation effort.

4. Personalized Care for Patients

Offering adjustable compression depth, the Life-Stat clearly shows the compression depth for each patient based on the patient’s specific A-P chest diameter. The design also allows for it to provide care and accommodate larger patients than other CPR devices on the market.

5. It Doesn’t Quit

The Life-Stat provides complete and uninterrupted CPR for as long as you need it.  It has a long lifespan, allowing the Life-Stat to sustain support and ensuring little chance of device failure mid-care.

6. Lightweight and Easy to Use Chest Compression Machine

Being only 19.5 lbs. (or 8.8 kg), the Life-Stat CPR device is lightweight and easy to use, taking only seconds to set up. The device easily fits and is accessible in most ambulance or fire rescue storage compartments and is capable of operating with most standard ambulance oxygen systems.

7. Great Value. Most Cost Effective Automated CPR Device

Michigan Instruments’ automated CPR devices offer the absolute best value in the market today with the lowest acquisition cost. Offering very low, ongoing maintenance costs, the Life-Stat’s 9-volt batteries and ventilation tubes are easy and inexpensive to replace.

Considering Adding or Upgrading Your Mechanical CPR Device?

Trust that your EMS crew and your patients are always in good hands with Michigan Instruments’ Life-Stat or Thumper CPR Devices. Want to learn more about Michigan Instruments or get a quote on a Life-Stat device? Contact us!