Baptist Health Foundation has donated six automated CPR devices plus software to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Brookwood's Freestanding ED at Greystone, Citizens Baptist, Princeton Baptist, Shelby Baptist and Walker Baptist.
The LUCAS device is a mechanical chest compression device that helps teams deliver quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients in the field, on the move and in the hospital. The device removes the close human contact needed for traditional CPR and brings in the element of automation which means consistent, continuous and quality chest compressions to sustain vital circulation to the heart and brain.
"It removes a lot of the risk of COVID exposure for our healthcare workers and also helps cut down on fatigue when delivering CPR," said Bruce Burns, MD, chairman of the department of emergency medicine for Princeton Baptist Medical Center. "We are so appreciative to the Foundation for this donation."