The Lucas 3.1 system features setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer and ventilation for local emergency care protocol. It also has WiFi connectivity with a LifeNet System account that allows users to set up the device for readiness notifications and transmit device reports wirelessly through email.
Lucas 3.1 enables automatic email reports for post-event reviews and device management reports on battery expiration dates, last service date and device maintenance.
“LUCAS continues to lead by customer-focused innovation. With this latest version 3.1 of LUCAS, EMS and hospital response teams have more flexibility to support their local care protocols and can concentrate on making real-time, critical decisions during a cardiac event,” said Erik von Schenck, VP of research and development at Physio-Control, in a press release. “The advanced capabilities with wireless transmission enables our customers to do more with their LUCAS device and proactively manage assets, device maintenance and post-event reviews.”
Physio-Control’s Lucas chest compression system is designed to help clinicians deliver high-quality chest compressions for adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest. It is an external mechanical device that gives uninterrupted automatic chest compressions at a rate and depth that are consistent with CPR guidelines from the American heart Association and the European Resuscitation Council.