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Port Jefferson Emergency Medical Service Newbies Practice On Dummy

EMS workers use a LUCAS 2 machine to perform CPR compressions in exercise drill

Port Jefferson Emergency Medical Service Newbies Practice On Dummy

To help make sure they are up to par with their co-workers, two new emergency medical workers re-enact a fake emergency to hone in on their skills. The Port Jefferson EMS said these types of drills are normal behavior and are done on a constant basis to make sure all emergency professionals are ready for anything in the field.

The team also got to take advantage of a new automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) machine called, LUCAS 2. It comes with a back plate that slips just underneath the patient’s armpits and a plunger set that hovers above the patient clicking into the back plate. Once in place, the new plunger is able to perform compressions just as an emergency professional would. 

To see it in action, check out the video above courtesy of the Port Jefferson EMS.

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