We know that providing continuous CPR saves lives in the case of a sudden cardiac incident (SCI). Salem Fire Foundation continues its goal to have the highest SCI save rate in the nation by adding Autopulse units to each fire truck. Here’s the research:
Rialto California currently has the highest cardiac arrest save rate in the nation due predominantly to the implementation of the machine called, Autopulse. Prior to installing the devices, the department was recording only an 8 percent SCI survival rate and after the installation their survival rate increased to 46.7 percent. Autopulse is a portable, automated machine that delivers uninterrupted CPR to a patient having a cardiac arrest. A patient is 62 percent more likely to achieve a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) when Autopulse is used to deliver chest comprehensions. Benefits of Autopulse:
Provides high-quality CPR, without interruption and while transporting a patient.
Can be used anywhere at anytime & automatically sizes to the patient
SFF is raising funds for one unit and supplies. Each Autopulse unit costs approximately $15,000 with the Autopulse LifeBand replacement (single use per patient) being $100/each and an ITD (Impedance Threshold Device) costing $100 each.
Total Need: $35,000