Puckett Ambulance Service demonstrates the Lucas CPR device for
county commissioners at last Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.
Shown are Dan Odom, Anne Ervin VP of Operations, and Puckett owner
Steve Puckett. The device is now available in Dade County for use
with cardiac arrest patients.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
Ambulance Service announced at Thursday night’s County Commission Meeting that
Medic 92 is now equipped with a Lucas CPR device.
Vice President Operations Puckett Ambulance Service Georgia and Tennessee, made
the announcement and stated the money for the device came from an $11,000
Georgia Trauma Grant awarded to Puckett Ambulance Service.
Ambulance Service owner Steve Puckett, also present at the meeting, designated
all the funds to go towards the purchase of the unit for service in Dade
device is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compression in
accordance with the latest scientific guidelines.
It was pointed
out that performing manual chest compressions of high quality is both difficult
and tiring, and impossible in certain situations. Also, the quality varies and
deteriorates quickly after only a couple of minutes.
device provides the same quality for all patients and over time, independent of
transport conditions, rescuer fatigue, or variability in the experience level
of the caregivers. It also frees up rescuers to focus on other life-saving
tasks and creates new rescue opportunities.
that the mechanically controlled Lucas compressions are able to sustain a
higher blood flow to the brain and heart compared to manual compressions. This
results in a higher survival rate for cardiac arrest patients.
The device is
lightweight and portable and a solution to maintain circulation in cardiac
arrest patients and improves the survival rate of those patients.
The device will
be available for use on any unit in Dade County should the need arise.