News | April 08, 2008

Michigan Instruments Introduces New, Improved Mechanical CPR System

April 9, 2008 - Michigan Instruments Inc. recently launched its new life support device, Life-Stat, that provides effective, consistent hands-free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This mechanical CPR device provides rescuer hands-free AHA Guideline-compliant CPR in either the 30:2 compression to ventilation ratio or continuous chest compressions with asynchronous ventilation modes of operation.

Formerly known as the Thumper CPR System, the recently FDA cleared Life-Stat is based on Michigan Instruments’ mechanical CPR principles developed over the last 40 years, combined with modern electronic control. Life-Stat designed for use by paramedics and hospitals, including coronary and intensive care units, cardiac catheterization labs and organ transplant facilities.

Life-Stat can be rapidly deployed so there is virtually no loss of chest compressions during transition from manual CPR. Once the Life-Stat is applied to the patient, the rescuers are freed to provide further treatment because they are spared the intensive work of manual CPR tasks, the company said. The Life-Stat can provide CPR even when the patient is being carried on an emergency board in stairways from the rescue site to the emergency vehicle. Once in the emergency vehicle, rescuers can strap in to their seatbelts enroute to the hospital while Life-Stat provides effective, automatic CPR.

The device operates consistently at an optimal chest compression depth with 100 compressions per minute and a pre-programmed systole/diastole ratio of 50:50. It can be quickly changed by electronic control from the 30:2 chest compressions to ventilation ratio for facemask ventilation CPR to the continuous chest compressions with asynchronous ventilation for advanced airway setups, the company said.

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