Mechanical CPR FAQs

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Can my old automated CPR device be traded in?

Yes! Michigan Instruments offers a trade-in allowance for any manufacturer’s automated CPR device. If you are upgrading an older CPR device or have one already out of service be sure to let us know when requesting a quote.

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How does the Life-Stat® fully meet the 2015 AHA Guidelines?

Using an electronic timing control powered by 2 inexpensive 9-volt alkaline batteries, the Life-Stat® Model 1008 CPR is capable of providing both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocols as outlined in the 2015 AHA guidelines. The Life-Stat can be ordered with 100 or 120 compressions per minute.

A mode button can select either 30 compressions to 2 ventilations (30:2) for BLS or continuous compressions with ventilation (CCV) for ALS. (See the 30:2 graph and the CCV graph below.)
The time scale incremented in seconds represents a 60-second or 1-minute interval for the graphs appearing on this page. The graphs are a representation of ventilations and compressions during CPR.

30:2

Upper tracing (ventilations) are shown delivering 600ml tidal volume with an Inspiratory to Expiratory (I:E) ratio of 1:1.5. The lower tracing (compressions) are delivered at a rate of 100 compressions per minute (CPM) with a depth of 4 cm.

NOTE:

  • Upon exhalation of the second ventilation, the chest compressions resume.
  • The 30:2 protocol delivers 89 compressions and 4 ventilations within 1 minute.

CCV

Upper tracing (ventilations) are shown delivering 600ml tidal volume with an Inspiratory to Expiratory (I:E) ratio of 1:5.5. The lower tracing (compressions) are delivered at a rate of 100 compressions per minute (CPM) with a depth of 4 cm.

NOTE:

  • The CCV protocol delivers 100 compressions and approximately 9 ventilations within 1 minute.

What are the dimensions & weight of the Life-Stat®?

The Model 1008 Life-Stat® CPR measures:

  • 22-1/2″ (57.2cm) in height
  • 7-5/8″ (19.4cm) in width
  • 18-1/4″ (46.4cm) in length
  • It weighs approximately 19 lbs (8.6kg)

What is the best way to clean/disinfect the massager pad on MII CPR devices?

Approved cleaning products include: 2030 Bio-Cidol® Neutral (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Accell (accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide), Antifect AF (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Betadine (Povidone-Iodine), Bruphene 256 (Amylphenol), Buraton 10F (Dialdehyde), Clorox Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite, 6.0%), Defend PS-10 (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Dispatch (Sodium Hyporchlorite, 1.0%), Eco Tru (Chloroxylenol), Endbac (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Hebiclens Liquid (Chlorhexidine Gluconate), PDI Sani-Cloth® Plus (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Phenex N.S. (Amylphenol), Quat-64 Broad (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Spartan TB-Cide Quat (Quaternary Ammonium), Terralin (Bymethyl Ammonium Chloride), Vesphene LpH se(Phenylphenol), and Virex TB (Dymethyl Ammonium Chloride).

***No products with isopropyl alcohol as an active ingredient should be used to clean MII CPR device massager pads. Notable products that include that use this as an active ingredient include CaviCide, Endozime AW, and Mikrozid Liquid.***

Can the Life-Stat® be used on infants or children?

No. The Life-Stat® (as with all mechanical CPR devices) is indicated for use on adult patients only.

Current American Heart Association guidelines do not recommend the use of mechanical CPR on infants or children.

What are the comparisons between the Thumper® and Life-Stat® CPR?

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