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Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - LUCAS Device

by Brittany Schlueter, MSN, RN, EMT. Scott C. Wiebe, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP.

- Published: 08/26/2022 | Running Time: 07:20

Mechanical CPR is an effective alternative to manual CPR, especially during ambulance transport when the number of responders is not adequate.

Performed by automated chest compression equipment, it can be utilized in both the pre-hospital and in-hospital setting for patients suffering cardiac arrest, and allows for consistent high-quality CPR, essential for improved patient outcomes.

In this video we demonstrate the use of mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with a LUCAS device.

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AHA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of the LUCAS device.
  • Demonstrate proper use of the LUCAS device for use on a patient in cardiac arrest.
  • Describe the contraindications for utilizing mechanical CPR.

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