Implementation of the LUCAS device, a team-focused strategy and video-reviewed CPR intervention for cardiac arrest patients significantly improved return of spontaneous circulation rates, going from 26% to 46%, in the ED.
The latest LUCAS 3, v3.1 allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3, v3.1 now includes Wi-Fi®...
The LUCAS device is an easy-to-use mechanical chest compression device that helps lifesaving teams around the world deliver high-quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients; in the field, on the move and in the hospital.
”It is unlikely that few, if any, of the patients would have survived without the use of mechanical chest compressions in the catheterisation laboratory.”
Wagner H et al, Resuscitation. 2010; 81(4): 383-387. Read more
”To be able to put LUCAS 2 on a patient and not worry about rotating my staff through the job of CPR buys me enormous cognitive space to think about all the other things I need to think about during a resuscitation in order to provide the optimum and most appropriate treatment for the patient.”
Dr Trudi Davis, Emergency Department, Liverpool Hospital, Australia. Read more
”We have learned there is no ’single therapy’ or ’magic pill’ that will increase survival rates. It is really the ability to focus on the basics, and provide quality post resuscitative care, in addition to implementing new innovations like the LUCAS Chest Compression System.”
Kevin Traynor, Clinical Supervisor, Cyprus Creek EMS, Texas, U.S. Read more