La Plata Lions Club do­nates $5K to the Dentsville EMS for equip­ment

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The La Plata Lions Club re­cently do­nated $5,000 to the Dentsville EMS to match money raised by EMS 15 for the pur­chase of a LU­CAS Chest Com­pres­sion Sys­tem. Cur­rently, when an emer­gency oc­curs and EMTs have to give CPR, 10 providers are sent to the scene. Con­sis­tent com­pres­sion must be given un­til the pa­tient ar­rives at the hospi­tal. This re­quires the whole team since this pro­ce­dure is very tir­ing for the EMTs es­pe­cially when the hospi­tal is some dis­tance away.

The LU­CAS Chest Com­pres­sor gives good con­sis­tent com­pres­sion, and only re­quires about half the num­ber of EMTs once the de­vice is strapped to the pa­tient. An ad­di­tional ben­e­fit is that it al­lows the EMTs to wear seat­belts while rid­ing in the am­bu­lance. These de­vices are bat­tery op­er­ated and cost ap­prox­i­mately $20,000.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Con­nie Burick, left, pres­i­dent of the La Plata Lions Club, presents a $5,000 do­na­tion to Robin Wind­sor, pres­i­dent EMS 15, Dar­lene Kaufman, as­sis­tant chief EMS 15, and Mark Kaufman, chief EMS 15, to­wards the pur­chase of a LU­CAS™ Chest Com­pres­sion Sys­tem.

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