Interesting approach and the article states it is better than humans can do, in other words if a patient has to be moved, other functions can be going on at the same time and the compressions are more powerful, in other words no human fatigue.
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Feb 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----ZOLL Medical Corporation a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, announced today that Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in southern California has installed the Company's AutoPulse Non-Invasive Cardiac Support Pump for its resuscitative capabilities in the hospital's emergency department and intensive care unit. The Los Angeles County community hospital is listed among the nation's 100 top performance leader hospitals by Solucient a leading source of healthcare information products.
"With the new BLS guidelines for high-quality chest compressions, the AutoPulse is extremely useful in Code Blue situations," said Greg Lund, Outpatient Supervisor and Chairman of the hospital's Code Blue Committee (Nursing).
“AutoPulse® is a revolutionary non-invasive cardiac life support pump that moves more blood,2,3,4 more consistently than is possible with human hands. Easy to use and battery operated, its load-distributing LifeBand® squeezes the entire chest. As a result, victims receive consistent, high-quality compressions that deliver improved blood flow.”