The Rockwall County Emergency Services Corporation has purchased a Lucas Chest Compression System for use on ambulances in Rockwall County, and it’s six cities. This device performs CPR automatically and allows medics to focus on other critical care duties.
The LUCAS device has been shown to improve quality of chest compressions, increase ETCO2 levels as well as being able to sustain life-saving circulation during prolonged resuscitation attempts. LUCAS has been studied extensively, shown to be safe and effective and to save patients that would otherwise have been considered futile.
With the LUCAS device, fatigue, individual variations or psychological factors are removed from CPR and there is no longer a need for switching CPR providers every two minutes. LUCAS helps provide high-quality and safer chest compressions in situations such as patient movement and transportation, during prolonged CPR.
You can find more information about the device here: https://www.lucas-cpr.com/why_lucas/#pre-hospital