AdvancedCPR Solutions Receives Clearance for Expanded Indications for Use of EleGARD™ Patient Positioning System
[April 27, 2020: Minneapolis, MN] Emerging medical device firm AdvancedCPR Solutions has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for expanded indications for use for its EleGARD Patient Positioning System.
The EleGARD System is a Class 1 cardiopulmonary board that can elevate a patient’s head and thorax including during airway management; and during manual CPR, manual CPR adjuncts, CPR with the LUCAS® Chest Compression System and patient transport.
“This expanded indication allows us to more effectively describe the use of the EleGARD System with a comprehensive bundle of care that could potentially improve survival from cardiac arrest,” commented ACS CEO Phil Faris.
The EleGARD System has been adopted by several leading EMS agencies across the US and in Europe. An initial study investigating its use with a state-of-the-art bundle of care in Palm Beach County, Florida has shown significant improvements in return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) which is a strong indicator of potential survival from cardiac arrest.1
Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015 by an experienced team that previously developed multiple novel resuscitation technologies currently in widespread clinical practice, AdvancedCPR Solutions™ is an early stage medical device firm focused on the development and commercialization of delivery mechanisms, methods and devices that support the practice of the ElevatedCPR™ method to potentially improve survival of cardiac arrest. The ElevatedCPR method is a broad, patent-protected and technologically-advanced technique for performing device-assisted head up CPR that incorporates raising the head, heart, and thorax in a multi-level elevation, in a controlled sequence, in conjunction with the best practice standards of resuscitation protocols. The company’s initial device, the EleGARDTM Patient Positioning System, is the only device that precisely and consistently elevates a patient’s head and thorax from supine to multi-level positioning and could support the practice of the ElevatedCPR1 method in the pre-hospital and hospital settings.
1 Scheppke,, Prehospital Emergency Care 2020