OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - East Alabama Medical Center says a new $15,000 machine is ready to save lives.
The life band performs chest compressions on a patient that is in distress and has lost a pulse.
The person is placed on the machine's back board that automatically calculates the compression strength needed for that patient. The life band is then strapped around the patient and compressions begin.
The machine not only replaces a person doing manual compressions like you would see in a situation that calls for CPR, but nurses also say the life band does it much better.