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Lucas devices on board


Erik Gantt

The Encampment SCWEMS crew trains to use a Lucas Device.

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) recently received four machines that will help save lives in Carbon County.

Lucas devices are machines that perform chest compressions necessary in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and allow emergency responders to administer defibrillation shocks concurrently with CPR.

It is important to the ambulance service, according to SCWEMS Ambulance Director Heidi Sifford, because, "In a cardiac arrest the only two proven things that show any kind of outcome are adequate CPR and electricity [defibrillation]."

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