The Lucas 2 Chest Compression System is an automated CPR device that provides continuous uninterrupted chest compressions at a consistent rate and depth. It performs chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute and a depth of 1.5-2". While the Lucas 1 system ran off of pneumatic air, the Lucas 2 operates on rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The battery allows the Lucas to run for 45 minutes on a single charge. The Lucas has two modes: continuous chest compressions and 30:2, where it provides 30 compressions, then pauses for two seconds to allow patients, without a secured airway, to be ventilated. It also has a pause button to temporarily stop the device to allow pulse check/rhythm check to occur. The Lucas can be providing chest compressions while the patient is defibrillated. The Lucas fully encompasses the patients chest with the compression device and a mini backboard. The patients wrists can be strapped to the device to prevent the pt's unsecured arms from getting injured or in the way.
The Lucas is lightweight and portable. It is easily carried by one rescuer and comes in compact backpack. It is packaged in such a way that allows the device to be quickly turned on and set up.
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website at: Lucas Chest Compression system.