Lucas CPR Device
The American Legion Ambulance Service Station 64 Inc.
Is actively raising funds to purchases a LUCAS CPR Device. This is a life support tool that can increase the chances of survival in the case of cardiac arrest. This device also increases the effectiveness of quality compressions and keeps our EMS personal safe. Please take the time to read about this life saving device and watch the short video provided in the link below.
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The LUCAS™ Chest Compression System assists first responders and paramedics by providing effective and uninterrupted chest compressions on sudden cardiac arrest patients. With automated CPR the fatigue, individual variations or psychological factors are removed from CPR and there is no longer a need for shifting CPR providers every two minutes. Rescuers are freed up to focus on other critical life-saving tasks, such as ventilation, medication and defibrillation, which leads to an increased focus on cardiac arrest management.
LUCAS™ facilitates the transportation of cardiac arrest patients with ongoing compressions, not only from the scene to the ambulance, but also inside a fast-moving ambulance. It is well established that effective CPR is very difficult to achieve manually in these situations.
In addition, rescuers will no longer have to compromise their own safety by providing compression during transportation. With LUCAS™ consistently performing the compressions, rescuers are still able to sit firmly, belted and watching over the patient.
The following Picture is showing a properly placed Lucas device on a training mannequin.
The Following Video is a Survivor Story put out by Physio Control the maker of the Lucas Device. Please take the time to watch it and hear the story.
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