Thursday, August 8, 2013

Best Practice

This is the button to avoid!!
I think we all agree the Lucas 2 is an upgrade from the previous version. I understand it is top-heavy, but the auto adjusting is nice and I have been told it is much more quiet.

One new option it gives us is the choice between continuous compressions and 30:2.

Dr. Lick and I think the patients have the best circulation when the compressions are uninterrupted, even when you are only using a basic airway. This is contradictory to the current AHA recommendations, but the science is ahead of the 2010 AHA guidelines.

So, avoid the 30:2 button, use only continuous compressions regardless of what airway you use.

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