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Automated Chest Compression (ACC) Device
Defibtech is proud to introduce the Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression (ACC) device. The Lifeline ARM is used to perform mechanical chest compressions when effective manual CPR is not possible. It is common knowledge effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is attainable when a high level of efficacy is achieved. This is necessary in order to have an impact on the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim. Effective CPR is very difficult to achieve manually when fatigue can occur in as little as 1-2 minutes while trying to maintain at least 2 inches/5 cm depth compressions at a minimum rate of 100 compressions per minute. In a rescue situation, the Lifeline ARM, when used as a complement to manual CPR, provides extended CPR with minimal interruptions when fatigue, insufficient personnel, or patient transport (e.g., ambulance, intra-hospital) may inhibit the delivery of effective/consistent chest compressions to the patient. Its award-winning design provides portability, speedy deployment, and delivers precise CPR with unmatched operating times.
CPR has a measurable component called CCF, or “chest compression fraction.” CCF is the percentage of time in which chest compressions are done by rescuers during a cardiac arrest. CCF drops when there are interruptions or pauses in CPR, which are often due to other rescue-related activities, even if they last only a few seconds. Greater CCF can negatively impact survival rates.
Greater CPR potency can be attained with Defibtech’s Lifeline ARM, the automated solution for providing mechanical CPR when effective manual CPR is not possible. Time is critical in a rescue. The superior design of the Lifeline ARM provides easier assembly, fewer steps to initiating compressions, minimized interruptions, and robustness during operation. With state of the art features, functions, and ease of use, the Lifeline ARM is an unsurpassed solution for automated CPR. Designed for the ruggedness and durability demands of the professional first responder, the Lifeline ARM delivers portability, quick deployment, and ensures high-quality CPR. The result is a truly useful product to help save lives.
The Lifeline ARM has an extremely simplified Control Panel where just two steps are needed to initiate mechanical CPR: (1) Adjust the Compression Piston height relative to the patient’s chest for beginning compressions by using the Up/Down softkey buttons located on the Control Panel of the Compression Module, and (2) depending on the protocol that is in line with your designated emergency response procedures, choose between “Run Continuous,” which performs chest compressions only (no breathing) for chest compressions only, or “Run with Breaths,” which follows the compressions with breaths protocol by using programmed pauses for rescue breaths. Toggling between the two protocols during the rescue is possible, to accommodate your local resuscitation protocol. At any time, the Pause button may be used to stop compressions when running, or resume compressions if stopped.
Advanced battery technology, with flexible power options, means the Lifeline ARM will always be ready for rescue. The rechargeable battery pack provides unmatched operational times and long service life across a wide temperature range. By design, fast battery pack swapping, as well as external AC power adapter operation, is possible.
•Long runtime battery pack life (requires less power to accomplish compressions)
•Fast battery pack recharge time
•Long useful life battery pack (3 years or about 300 charge/discharge cycles)
•Battery pack inserts in either orientation (with the contacts toward the unit)
•Fast battery pack swapping because of battery pack eject release latches
•External AC power adapter also recharges the battery pack, even during use
An optional charging station can charge up to two battery packs simultaneously and independently: recharge one depleted battery pack in 2 hours, or two depleted battery packs in 3 hours.
The Lifeline ARM comes packed in a red canvas carrying case designed for backpack portability. The structured bag contains a custom solid foam insert for holding the Lifeline ARM components and spare items, all of which make the device portable, easy to deploy and use, and pack up again quickly.
The Frame’s design makes it easy to line it up and connect with the self-locking and self-centering latches of the Backboard, allowing for rapid deployment. The Compression Piston is supported by the Frame in a drop-in module that self-aligns when inserted into the Frame and swiftly locks into place with a simple twist. The single use Patient Interface Pad is a cushioned snap clip design that connects to the Compression Piston and remains firmly in place. The interior space of the arched Frame was designed to accommodate a very broad range of adult patient sizes.
Easy to operate Backboard release levers, located on each side of the Frame, are used to release the Frame from the Backboard. For increased accessibility, there are two sets of Backboard release levers within the Frame sides offering multiple options for releasing the Frame from the Backboard. The latches may be released together or one at a time.
The Lifeline ARM features a state-of-the-art Compression Module paired with a specially designed Frame. Smooth operation results from an innovative custom Piston and brushless DC motor design housed within the Compression Module. During operation, a smart, software driven, motor control algorithm ensures compression depth and rate consistency by compensating for variability in chest resistance ensuring CPR efficacy.
The structural design and choice of materials of the Frame and Backboard result in an extremely durable, impact resistant device, making it one tough unit. Built to exacting standards, the Lifeline ARM is manufactured to withstand small particulates and water spray and meets military standards for shock and vibration testing.
A USB port on the Compression Module enhances the Lifeline ARM’s serviceability in the field and makes it adaptable to future resuscitation requirements. Maintenance functions, such as retrieval of event data, and software upgrades, can be performed through a connection to a personal computer loaded with Defibtech ACC Support Software. A Service Indicator light on the Compression Module flashes to indicate when it is time for periodic servicing.
Defibtech continues to provide superior value, design, and technical innovation in products with powerful features, functions, and ease of use. The results are truly useful products for helping to save lives. Whether on the ground, in an ambulance cot, or at the hospital, the Lifeline ARM is your solution for uninterrupted CPR.
The Defibtech Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression Device ships with: chest compression module, frame, backboard, battery, carry case, interface pad (3), stabilization strap, power module, quick start guide, user manual. One-year manufacturer's warranty.