New Chest Compression System at Pella Regional - Pella Regional Health Center

Published on April 16, 2018

New Chest Compression System at Pella Regional

LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System PELLA, Iowa—The Emergency Department at Pella Regional Health Center is now using the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System which enables continuous consistent chest compressions in cardiac resuscitations.

“This system is a great addition to our processes,” said Tracey Hall, RN, BSN, Team Leader in the Emergency Department at Pella Regional. “Both our patients and our staff will benefit from this device’s unique abilities to provide lifesaving services efficiently and effectively.”

The LUCAS 3 is a mechanical chest compression system that provides compressions at a rate and depth that are consistent with current American Heart Association guidelines for CPR. Both portable and quick to apply, the device works by providing continuous high-quality chest compressions which are critical to maintaining blood flow to save a sudden cardiac arrest patient’s brain, heart and vital organs.

By providing consistent, high quality chest compressions, the device can free up staff to let them focus on other critical emergency patient care such as defibrillation, intubation and IV placement.

LUCAS is the world’s most-used mechanical CPR device and is supported by the highest level of clinical evidence, with more than 99% of patients treated having a good neurological outcome in one major study.