Video: How to use the LUCAS 2

Author: A/Prof Chris Nickson

Last week we featured an instructional video describing how to use the Autopulse. At The Alfred we also have access to a LUCAS 2 mechanical CPR device, which is used preferentially for patients who have in-hospital arrests and need to be taken straight to the cath lab.

More information on instructions for use are available from the manufacturer’s website.

Video: How to use the Autopulse

At The Alfred we typically use the Autopulse for mechanical CPR during prolonged cardiac arrest, to facilitate initiation of E-CPR. In particular, this device is used as part of the CHEER trial as discussed in Steve Bernard on ECMO-CPR.

This is a useful free online video demonstrating the features and use of the Autopulse. It is well worth watching if you are unfamiliar with the device or need a refresher:

Note that the video doesn’t demonstrate how to change the battery – it is well worth practicing this as it isn’t always straightforward…

More information on instructions for use are available from the manufacturer’s website.