Aspirus MedEvac receives mechanical CPR machines

Photo courtesy: Aspirus - Pictured: Caroline Weaver, EMT and Jeffrey Hersch, Paramedic.

IRON RIVER, Mich. (WLUC) - Aspirus Wausau Hospital recently purchased three automated CPR devices for use on Aspirus MedEvac ambulances. Two devices are utilized in Iron County and one in Ontonagon County.

The device is a LUCAS™ Chest Compression System and is a safe, efficient tool that standardizes chest compressions through automation. It’s designed to deliver uninterrupted compressions at a consistent rate of at least 100 per minute and is a compact, lightweight and portable solution to maintain circulation in cardiac arrest patients.

“These new devices are game-changers for our Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics,” said Aspirus MedEvac Operations Manager, Bob Kirkley. “The LUCAS device frees them up to focus on other life-saving tasks for the patient while still ensuring circulation through CPR is still taking place.”

The three devices were purchased for Aspirus MedEvac by Aspirus Wausau Hospital at around $15,000 each.

“These new, innovative devices mean a lot to our hospital and community,” said Aspirus Iron River Hospital CEO, Connie Koutouzos. “Introducing new technology to our quality of care means more lives saved. That’s a big win.”

To learn more about Aspirus, visit their website.

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