LUCAS Br EN.pdf - Lucas CPR

LUCAS Br EN.pdf - Lucas CPR


Technical information

Effective and uninterrupted

compressions are important for survival

Maintaining consistent and effective

manual chest compressions

is exceedingly difficult

Chest compressions


100 per minute


~5 cm

Same amount of time for

compression as for decompression

Allows for full recoil

Patients eligible for treatment

Sternum height of 17.5–30.3 cm

Maximum chest width of 45 cm

Power source

Breathing air from portable compressed

air cylinder

Air outlet in hospital/ambulance with

nominal supply pressure within 3.2–6.0 bar


Fully pneumatic (compressed air)

Air consumption:

52 L/minute

Operating temperature: 5 to 40°C

Storage temperature: -30 to 60°C

Physical characteristics

Height (stowed in backpack): 65 cm

Width (stowed in backpack): 33 cm

Depth (stowed in backpack): 25 cm

Air hose length:

3.3 m

Weight (unit only):

6.3 kg

Weight (device in backpack

with included accessories): 7.8 kg

All specifications are valid for LUCAS

Model V2 and at 25°C unless otherwise

stated. Technical data are subject to

changes without prior notice.

When every second counts...

Quality of CPR matters for return

of spontaneous circulation

The backboard is placed underneath the


The compression pad is adjusted to the

patient’s chest.

Piston controlled compression/decompression

with suction cup.

The LUCAS straps and the suction cup

help maintain the position on the chest.

LUCAS Regulator should be used with air

cylinders to ensure correct pressure and


One control knob makes operation as

easy as 1-2-3.

For an overview of LUCAS experimental and clinical data, please turn to

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Effective and uninterrupted compressions are

important for survival

Effective, consistent and uninterrupted

compressions adhering to the Guidelines

Sternal compressions; 100 compressions per minute with a depth of 5 cm. A 50/50

duty cycle, i.e. equal compression and relaxation time for the chest wall. Complete chest

recoil before next compression. Tireless – minimizing “no-flow” time.

When every second counts...

Easy to use with an intuitive design

LUCAS has an ergonomic and compact design, is sturdy and yet lightweight. It is supplied in a

padded backpack that is easy to carry and store.

With its intuitive design, LUCAS can be applied to the patient with interruptions in compressions of less

than 20 seconds, whether the patient lies on the ground, on a bed, or on a stretcher in the ambulance.

AHA/ERC Guidelines for CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation)

2005 1,2 , emphasize the significance of compressions

to provide critical blood flow to vital organs and in the end

to increase the chances of a successful survival.

Rescuers should:

• “Push hard and push fast” in the centre of the chest at a

rate of 100 per minute and with a compression depth of

4-5 cm.

• Take equal time for compression and relaxation.

• Allow for complete chest recoil after each compression.

• Compressions should be given with a minimum of


• More compressions should be provided over time; an

increased compression/ventilation ratio of 30:2.

Maintaining consistent and effective manual

chest compressions is exceedingly difficult | a product by JOLIFE

Hands-free compressions for improved

care and safety

• The same quality for all patients and over time, independent

of transport conditions, rescuer fatigue, or variability

in experience level of the caregiver.

• Good circulation during the patient

transport process.

• Safety during transportation for

both personnel and patient.

• Allows for defibrillation with

ongoing compressions.

• Frees up caregivers to focus on

other life-saving tasks; ventilation,

medication, defibrillation as well as

decision making on continued care

and therapy.

• Allows for simultaneous catheterization

or coronary intervention in the catheterization laboratory.

LUCAS regulator

LUCAS unique



Air hose

Suction cup with

compression pad

Operation knob


Patient strap


Height adjustment


Release ring

Support leg



Stabilization strap

Several studies 3,4,5,6 on the quality of compressions demonstrate

the difficulty of maintaining quality even after one

minute - irrespective of profession, age, gender, height or


• The rescuers do not accurately perceive the decay in

quality themselves.

• Too shallow compression depth is one of the most

frequent causes of error 7 .

• The hemodynamic consequences of incomplete chest

recoil during the delivery of CPR may be considerable 8 .

• Increasing the compression/ventilation ratio has been

shown to be more tiring 9 .

Quality of CPR matters for return of

spontaneous circulation

CPR prolongs the time ventricular fibrillation is present

and has been shown to increase the likelihood that a

shock will achieve return of spontaneous circulation 1 .

• The quality of CPR prior to defibrillation directly affects

clinical outcomes. Specifically, longer pre-shock pauses

and shallow chest compressions are associated with

defibrillation failure 10 .

1. 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Circulation 2005;112(24):IV-25-26

2. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005. Resuscitation


3. Hightower et al. Decay in quality of closed-chest compressions over time. Ann

Emerg Med 1995;26:300-303

4. Ochoa et al. The effect of rescuer fatigue on the quality of chest compressions.

Resuscitation 1998;37(3):149-52

5. Ashton et al. Effect of rescuer fatigue on performance of continuous external

chest compressions over 3 min. Resuscitation 2002;55:151-155

6. Abella et al. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during in-hospital cardiac

arrest. JAMA 2005;293:305-310

7. Wik et al. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during out-of-hospital cardiac

arrest. JAMA 2005;293:363-365

8. Yannopoulos et al. Effects of incomplete chest wall decompression during

cardiopulmonary resuscitation on coronary and cerebral perfusion pressures in a

porcine model of cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2005;64:363–372

9. Greingor et al. Quality of cardiac massage with ratio compression-ventilation 5/1

and 15/2. Resuscitation 2002;55:263-267

10. Edelson et al. Effects on compression depth and pre-shock pauses predict

defibrillation failure during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2006;71:137-145

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