LUCAS 3, v 3.1 Chest Compression System
LUCAS 3, v 3.1 Chest Compression System
Product Code 99576-000063
- LUCAS 3, v 3.1 Chest Compression System
The LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System allows rescue teams to provide victims with high-quality CPR and the ability to review post-cardiac events accessed with wireless connectivity to the LIFENET System.
After someone has fallen victim to sudden cardiac arrest, it is essential that the patient receives the definitive treatment as soon as possible as this will provide them with the highest chance of survival.
In order to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest patients, a steady supply of oxygen to the heart an brain is necessary through CPR. Performing high quality manual chest compressions is both difficult and tiring with the quality often deteriorating after just one or two minutes.
The LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression System frees the responder, allowing them to prepare the patient for defibrillation whilst ensuring they are still receiving effective compressions to maintain patient blood flow and oxygen delivery. This will allow the patient to receive more prompt treatment which will ultimately increase their chance of survival. It also ensures consistent care as the responder will not tire from manual CPR.
- Factory Default Settings: 102+/- 2 compressions per minute
- Suction cup to assist in recoiling back to start position
- Piston with suction cup to stabilize compression points
- Wireless Connectivity (to the LIFENET System)
- Compact and lightweight
How to Use
This system is suitable for use on adult patients and is easy to transport. When a cardiac arrest has been confirmed, following manual CPR, LUCAS should be assembled on the patient, adjusted so that it is resting in the center of the patient’s chest and operated to allow for continuous and effective compressions.
By the compression system delivering CPR, the responder is free to complete other crucial tasks, such as preparing the AED to deliver a life-saving shock.
About the Manufacturer
Physio-Control has worked to save lives by setting the standard in AEDs for six decades. Having saved tens of thousands of lives, they are pioneers of research and innovation in the defibrillation industry and world leaders in the development and manufacturing of AEDs and life-saving compression devices.
For More Information
Have questions about the LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression System or one of our other products? Give us a call at (888) 820 – 0760 and a helpful team member will be here to help.
Want to know why you should choose us?
- Experienced and knowledgeable staff on-hand to offer impartial advice on all things AEDs
- We have a nationwide training network to deliver training in the use of a defib and CPR
- Not only providing free battery and pad reminders, we also will replace your electrode pads for free if you use your defib in the first two years after purchase
- Over 14 years worth of experience as an AED specialist
- 5 / 5 Review Score
- Over 97% of our customers would buy from us again
What is an IP rating?
An IP (Ingress Protection) rating classifies the degrees of protection of an electrical item against water and dust. Beginning with IP and followed by two numbers, the first digit is indicative of the item’s resistance to dust and the second is of its resistance to water. Protection against dust is measured from */ 0 up to 6, whereas protection against water is measured from */ 0 up to 8. The protection against these elements increases as the number does, with * / 0 telling us that the item has NO protection against either dust or water.
Why is this important?
The IP rating of a defib will tell you (and us!) whether it is suitable for the environment where it’s most likely to be used; for example, if there is a good chance your defib may be used in an outdoor environment, you will need a unit with a higher IP rating to ensure it can be used regardless the weather or terrain. If you are looking for a defibrillator more suitable for an indoors environment, you can afford to choose one with a lower IP rating, based on the other features that may be more suitable.
When a particular product is “approved” by the FDA, this marks the pass in the premarket approval (or PMA) application of a particular product which has been submitted to the FDA.
To receive approval of a device through a PMA application, the applicant in question must provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness which is then challenged by the FDA before being approved.
Whilst all AEDs can be used to increase chances of survival and even save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest, FDA approved devices provide that extra piece of mind that the specific unit being used has undergone vigorous and substantial testing to ensure that that particular piece of equipment operates just as it should and provides the most effective care possible.
Many manufacturers perform their own tests on products, but not all defibrillators will undergo the same premarket approval as FDA approved devices and there is no guarantee or stamp of certification if testing has taken place with non-FDA approved products.