On Sunday I had to change unit, as the “Rocket“ was heading in for some TLC of her foil job. This unit you’ve seen before. It belongs to unit 117 at Ullevål Hospital, but they use the motorcycles still, so the old lady was available😃 ———————————————————- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wonder how the LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System works? Well, it’s pretty straight forward😃 • *Plate under patients back. *Click on the compression system to the plate. *Adjust and lower the compression cup. • Press adjust, pause and 30/2 or continious, and the machine will do compressions better than any human. • The good thing with this system is that it provides active de-compressions too. This helps fill up the heart with more oxygen rich blood to circulate. • The system is battery run, but we also have the opportunity to connect it to a wall socket if needed. • It does such a good job, that we sometimes see the patient opening their eyes and try to grab the machine or tube. • Got a question after my last post. Will the patient have and be sore in the chest after being on this system? Two words: Oh yes! During CPR it’s not unusual that we fracture some ribs, this system will do the same. But I guess a sore chest and a few broken ribs is better than the other option? • Can you guess how long it takes to mount the system on a patient??? • Does your service have a Chest Compression System? If yes, which one?———————————————————- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On September 27th 2018, The @_ukro (UKRO) Challenge crosses the Severn Bridge into the dragon’s lair of South Wales. The event, hosted by @sw_fire_and_rescue will run until 29th September in Cardiff Bay. It is a chance for emergency services personnel from all over Europe to compete and share techniques across all rescue disciplines. ...Our media team will be there to catch all the action as it happens. 📽
Did you know we offer fast track EMT classes? This offers students the option to complete their EMT certification in about ONE month! The next class starts 10/2 and ends 11/8. Sign up before the class fills up! http://ow.ly/qfDj50idqcK