The Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression (ACC) system is an automated and portable, battery- or AC-powered solution that provides adult victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) the high-quality and continuous chest compressions associated with better survival as recommended by AHA/ERC cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines.
The Lifeline ARM delivers compressions using a state-of-the-art removable compression module which contains the software controlled compression piston, the user interface, power source, and a motor drive ensuring efficient and smooth operation as the piston moves up and down. The modularization of the compression piston is unique and has benefits throughout every phase of the device’s use from portability to the patient’s side, deployment of the device on the patient, as well as product maintenance and serviceability. Advanced battery technology with flexible power options allow for prolonged CPR efforts which may be beneficial.
The compression piston is a mechanical device driven by a sophisticated software algorithm. It assures each compression of the patient’s chest is at a proper rate and depth, with complete chest recoil in between, by compensating for patient chest resistances, which can change during the rescue.
Structural integrity and CPR efficacy is provided by a single-piece lightweight rigid frame paired with a backboard. It allows operation of the compression piston without undue deflection or distortion that could compromise consistent compression depth, and it accommodates a wide range of adult patient size extremes.
The frame has self-centering and self-locking latching mechanisms that match up with, and securely snap into the backboard. Patient lift handles and two sets of wide release levers are incorporated into each side of the frame. These may be released together or one at a time, enabling multiple options for attaching the device, and patient accessibility throughout operation.