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Automatic CPR devices helping EMS in the field
Lake Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) Paramedic James Smith monitors a LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) providing compressions to a dummy on Aug. 22. The LUCAS 3 can perform 30 CPR compressions, stop for a moment to allow an EMS technician to perform two rescue breaths and then provide 30 more compressions to continue the cycle. EMS officials said the device can be used in the field, during patient transport and at the hospital to deliver consistent, high quality compressions that can provide 20 percent more blood flow to the brain than by a technician. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Your loved one is lying on the ground, not breathing. Their heart might have stopped. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians arrive almost as soon you’ve hung up from 911.