CARMA For Life

CARMA For Life


  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2015-03-06
  • Current Version: 2.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 3.62 MB
  • Developer: ACLS SOLUTIONS, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings


CARMA, the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application, is an ACLS tool designed to help guide practitioners through bedside resuscitation. Preliminary trials using the algorithm presented in CARMA has resulted in an 80% increase in patient survival of a CPR event. CARMA has four independent countdown timers, swipe-able Ventricular Tachycardia & Ventricular Fibrillation and Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) reference pages. There is a complete list of select-able Diagnostic Tips (H's and T's) and recommended medication and non-medication treatment solutions. CARMA is an invaluable, portable tool for healthcare professionals in the resuscitation of patients experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest. CARMA includes an audible CPR metronome which defaults to 100 beats/minute, and timers for Epinephrine, Amniodarone and code duration. The duration timer prompts the leader to reevaluate every 30 minutes. Each timer has a unique vibrate feature when it completes its cycle. All of CARMA's timer durations, rates and audible features are configurable through CARMA's preferences menu. CARMA also features a logging process that automatically tracks all activities within a session.  They include timer starts and stops, H's and T's selections, rhythm, medication and non-drug intervention selections.  Each event is time stamped for easy review.  In addition, the session log can be easily emailed for archiving purposes.  In conformance with HIPAA requirements, no patient information is stored in the log and the log does not reside in the physical space of the mobile device.  Once the application exits or is reset, the log is deleted. CARMA is an ACLS tool which gives healthcare providers the ability to better manage cardio-pulmonary events. It guides the provider through ACLS protocols in real time at the bedside utilizing the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, leading to better outcomes. For more information visit



  • Great App

    By Pb76777
    Just started my career as a resident. It really helps with following the ACLS algorithm. Must have app for all residents!!!!
  • Must have

    By Lvrpoolfc8
    Makes the whole acls algorithm easy to remember when you are in a code situation which makes remembering anything tough. Great for students and medical professionals. Cheaper than similar products i have seen on the app store (although i haven't used any of the others so i can't rate them). This has timers, meds to give, and actions to take. Really useful.
  • Great app

    By SusanB_RN
    As a critical care and rapid response nurse, I use this app frequently. It helps to provide timing for medications, compressions and therapies. During a stressful situation, it helps to keep everyone on track and improve patient outcomes.
  • Great App

    By rock lover1
    This app is perfect for running a code. It allowed me to concentrate on finding the cause of the arrest and not worry about when to give important medications . It also ensured that the patient got his full two minutes of cpr each cycle. The metronome ensured right rate and the metronome is now recommended with Get With the Guidelines. One thing we do not do in a code is get a finger stick blood sugar but it was a tip in the h and t section. Wouldn't you know the patients sugar was 22?! Thanks CARMA! I think this app would be perfect for the pre hospital provider as well.
  • Great app! Numbers are truly astonishing

    By Boondogles6482
    Who knew that someone could take such a complex process and make it simple and easy for people especially in the heat of the moment. The numbers show that survival of the event have increased dramatically and that blows my mind!
  • Great app

    By Mr CatDaddy
    Great for codes
  • Great App for The Novice or Expert ACLS Provider

    By :D-RT
    Awesome App for ACLS. Follows AHA guidelines with easy to remember mnemonics. Has a timers for epi, compressions, and code length. Also has adjustable metronome for timing compressions. Offers H&Ts reminders as well as suggested interventions. I use it as a tool for teaching all my ACLS students!
  • Great App!

    By Koknows
    The IOS 9 visibility issues have been fixed. This app continues to help us save lives. Great job.
  • Please update this app!!!

    By Mr CatDaddy
    Can't read the timers now on ios9
  • Not updated

    By Zalad
    I bought this app because it was the only one that was easy to use and still effective during high tension codes. But ever since I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 9 the countdown timers get cut off. It looks like other users are having the same problem. I hope the developers are reading the reviews and are working on a fix. Would be terrible for a good app to go to waste. Until it gets fixed, two stars seems fair.