SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If you go into cardiac arrest, it might not be a person that revives you.
The South County EMS Department trained South Deerfield firefighters on the LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System Wednesday night. The LUCAS is a new, battery powered medical device that performs CPR.
The LUCAS provides rapid and consistent compression to keep a patients blood flowing during cardiac arrest. Allowing EMT’s to focus on other medical needs the patient may have.
“When they first put one out in Pittsfield they had saves in the first five patients they had in cardiac arrest in this type of machine. You don’t have people jumping around doing CPR, you have a machine there that’s safer for people working in the back of the ambulance,” Fire Chief and paramedic, John Hannum told 22News.