Thank You to Aurora Summit Hospital for providing the WGFD with a LUCAS™2!
In order to be able to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest patients and avoid neurological damage, a steady supply of oxygen to the heart and brain is necessary. Life-sustaining circulation can be created through effective and uninterrupted chest compressions. Performing manual chest compressions of high quality is both difficult and tiring (and impossible in certain situations). The quality varies depending on who provides CPR and deteriorates quickly after only one to two minutes.
The LUCAS™ Chest Compression System is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compressions in accordance with the latest scientific guidelines. It provides the same consistent high quality uninterrupted CPR for all patients. The LUCAS™ has the added benefit of freeing up EMTs to focus on other life-saving interventions.