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The LUCAS™ Chest Compression System is an external device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The rescuer attaches LUCAS to the patient and then turns it on so the device can take over to provide chest compressions for the resuscitation effort.
Both EMS and hospital professionals choose LUCAS because it…
* Provides effective, consistent and uninterrupted compressions, and hands-free compressions in most situations,
* Provides good circulation during patient transport,
* Enhances safety during transport for both EMS personnel and the patient,
* Is easy to use, maintain and bring along
The 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines emphasize the importance of effective, non-interrupted chest compressions during resuscitation. LUCAS can help emergency medical and hospital responders enhance delivery of CPR.
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Richard MacalusoWednesday, May 07, 2014 12:23:24 AMJust one 1st look (could not get it the more info area) it looks like it would just be in the way of paddles and would probably destroy most pads. I have not seen these in action so 1st impression is they would be a hindrance not a help. If anyone has a video of these actually in use practice or otherwise please reply with a link.