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Charities fund new chest compression devices

Thu, 29 Mar 2012

The LUCAS device in use
The LUCAS device in use

Paramedics on the Island will be using a new tool to help patients in cardiac arrest.

6 local charities have donated £120,000, which has been used to purchase thirteen LUCAS chest compression devices.

The unit goes over the patient's chest and provides CPR.

The devices will be shared between the ambulance service, Noble's Hospital and Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital.

Paramedic Clinical Supervisor Steve Crowe explains that medics can find CPR physically tough [play clip]



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