Chest Compression System Designed for In-Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Use

 

October 9, 2007

The LUCAS Chest Compression System is an external medical device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). LUCAS runs on high-pressure air supplied either by a compressed air tank or the air wall outlet in a hospital. Designed for both out-of-hospital and in-hospital use, LUCAS is indicated for treatment of adult patients who have acute circulatory arrest defined as absence of spontaneous breathing and pulse, as well as loss of consciousness.