At The Alfred we typically use the Autopulse for mechanical CPR during prolonged cardiac arrest, to facilitate initiation of E-CPR. In particular, this device is used as part of the CHEER trial as discussed in Steve Bernard on ECMO-CPR.
This is a useful free online video demonstrating the features and use of the Autopulse. It is well worth watching if you are unfamiliar with the device or need a refresher:
Note that the video doesn’t demonstrate how to change the battery – it is well worth practicing this as it isn’t always straightforward…
More information on instructions for use are available from the manufacturer’s website.