CodeManagement Module Improves Cardiac Resuscitation in Hospitals

CodeManagement Module for Lifepak 20/20e, Lifenet System and Code-Stat work together to help improve in-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes


September 25, 2013

Physio-Control's CodeManagement Module, a comprehensive solution designed to improve cardiac resuscitation in hospitals, adds capnography and wireless data capabilities to the Lifepak 20/20e defibrillator/monitor platform. It received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August and achieved the CE mark for commercialization worldwide in April.

The CodeManagement Module delivers the ability to move event and device data via the Lifenet System data network into Code-Stat Data Review Software, providing hospital care teams with tools to measure system quality and review cardiac resuscitation performance. These tools were developed in response to the 2010 American Heart Assn. (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines and in anticipation of the 2013 AHA Consensus Statement, “CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital.”[1] The module also adds capnography, a vital tool for monitoring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) effectiveness, endotracheal tube placement and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Additional features of this new release include:

  • Lifenet Asset — allows remote access to Lifepak devices to monitor battery charge, update software and view self-test status
  • Lifepak 20/20e metronome — helps rescuers perform chest compressions at the AHA/ERC Guideline recommended rate
  • Larger code management clock — a 70-percent larger clock on the 20/20e provides better visibility by the entire code response team and a centralized source for time management and documentation

The CodeManagement Module is an integral part of the Physio-Control System of Care, a customized combination of lifesaving hardware, software and services designed to work together or independently, offering customers a comprehensive resuscitation solution to meet their unique requirements and protocols. The CodeManagement Module can be added to a hospital’s existing Lifepak 20/20e devices or can be purchased with new device deployments. 

For more information:

1. Meaney PA, Bentley BJ, Mancini ME, et al. CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. June 2013; 0009-7322:1-20.