A new LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Device has been put into service in the Troy Community Hospital Emergency Department. Manufactured by Jolife, the battery powered device provides chest compressions as recommended by the American Heart Association. It is widely recognized that sustaining consistent manual compressions is difficult due to fatigue.
Use of a device benefits patients in several ways. It maintains a steady 100 compressions per minute, which has been shown to improve the quality of CPR prior to defibrillation, directly affecting patient outcomes. Additionally, its use frees up clinical and/or pre-hospital staff who are fully engaged in safely and quickly transporting patients.
Troy Community Hospital is committed to providing the community with high quality inpatient and outpatient services.