Mechanical chest compression devices are automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) machines that use either a mechanical piston or load-distributing band to apply compressions to a patient's chest. These devices are intended to be used as an adjunct to CPR as they take over for chest compressions for the responder.
The Focus Group Report, Market Survey Report, and Assessment Report on Mechanical Chest Compression Devices are limited distribution documents, and are available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 09. Medical
AEL Title: Device, Mechanical Chest Compression
AEL Number: 09ME-03-MCCD
SAVER Project: Mechanical Chest Compression Devices