The latest LUCAS 3.1 version is an external mechanical device that will provide automatic chest compressions with a minimum of interruptions during resuscitation.

It offers new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over e-mail. 

The new version lets professional users to tailor setup option for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols.

LUCAS 3.1 is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and has LIFENET System account. It allows users set up device readiness notifications, modify setup options and transmit device reports wirelessly to users over e-mail when not in clinical use.

Users can also set automatic e-mail reports to for post-event reviews and device management reports on battery expiration dates, last service date and device maintenance.

Physio-Control research and development vice president Erik von Schenck said: “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.

“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 claims that for more than 15 years, LUCAS Chest Compression System has been helping lifesaving teams around the world with quality chest compressions for adults experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

The device, offers uninterrupted automatic chest compressions at a rate and depth that are consistent with current American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

LUCAS provides quality compressions in situations where manual CPR could be dangerous, fatal or challenging for providers for example, when performing CPR in a moving ambulance.

The device can boost medical providers’ safety by enabling rescuers to sit and wear seatbelts while transporting patients in ambulance or helicopter, rather than manually providing compressions in a moving vehicle or aircraft.

Image: The Physio-Control LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System version 3.1 is an external mechanical device that delivers consistent automatic chest compressions with a minimum of interruptions during resuscitation. Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire.