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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!

The debate about manual CPR vs mechanical CPR is one that has gone on for decades.

While we know there are several advantages to mechanical CPR in general, the outcomes for patients with heart disease and heart failure who undergo any type of CPR are not always successful because CPR cannot remedy the underlying cause of the heart stoppage. So, sadly, when a person has such conditions as advanced cardiomyopathy, severely clogged arteries, a defective heart valve or other such debilitating cardiovascular issues often the damage is already done to the heart, significantly impacting the chance for a positive outcome by CPR.

Still, there are conditions where mechanical CPR is beneficial to patients and increases odds of survival. This is the case when the underlying cause of the heart stoppage is not related to cardiovascular disease or the heart itself – for example when the heart stops due to an electric shock, physical blow, drug overdose, poisoning or hypothermia.

Provide Time to Correct Root Cause of Heart Stoppage

These conditions all require additional treatments to correct the root cause of the heart stoppage. While doctors are performing these treatments, a mechanical CPR device can maintain optimum compressions and perfusion without interruption. The Life-Stat Mechanical CPR device also is open by design to allow doctors easier access to the patient’s chest as they administer treatment and care such as defibrillation, or relief of a pneumothorax by a chest tube. The Life-Stat can also administer the pure oxygen ventilation to the patient per current 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Guidelines, so doctors and caregivers are able to work hands free to treat the patient’s symptoms – knowing that patients are getting proper AHA specified compressions and coordinated ventilation.

Many hospitals may think that mechanical CPR devices belong only in the Emergency Department but these devices have applications throughout different units including cardiovascular care areas, ICU, step down care units and more. Some hospitals have found that deploying the Life-Stat to all code blue (heart stoppage) events in the hospital by a team that includes the use of the Life-Stat demonstrates improved results including cerebral perfusion.

Learn more about our Life-Stat Mechanical CPR device or contact us today with any questions you have about its application in your hospital setting.