The City of Paris EMS recently secured five new LUCAS devices to aid in better patient care for citizens.
The LUCAS device Chest Compression System provides benefits to cardiac arrest patients by delivering Guidelines-consistent, high-quality chest compressions even under challenging conditions and for extended periods of time. The device allows you and your team to work more efficiently without having to compromise on your safety.
“It removes the fatigue factor from CPR,” explained Paris EMS Crew Chief Chris Shoemate. “The machine will not tire out as paramedics and firemen do. It’s been proven that fatigue contributes to poor compression rate and proper compression depth, so this will really aid in favor of our patients getting the best care in times of need.”
When in use, the data uploads to Paris EMS’s electronic Patient Care Reports using Bluetooth technology. This data helps paramedics to learn and become better clinicians for Paris and Lamar County.
The department was able to purchase the five Lucas devices with the help of the Paris City Council and City Management.
“They are expensive to purchase, and we would not have them without the City of Paris support,” said Shoemate.
Paris EMS now has all the devices in service and ready to use when needed.