City of Mankato Public Safety now owns two LUCAS Chest Compression Systems, portable devices that consistently administer chest compressions to patients in cardiac arrest. When used, the device is snapped into position over a person laying on a backboard and a suction cup is placed on the chest. The suction cup then moves up and down to perform compressions at a steady rate of 102 compressions per minute. Meanwhile, rescuers can monitor vitals and perform other life-saving measures. The devices, which cost about $15,000 each, were obtained through CARES Act Funds and a contribution provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.
Mankato Public Safety devices could help save more lives
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-02T09:20:48-06:00March 2nd, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!