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Hospital and ambulance receive LUCAS devices


Dawn Fossand

Kimball emergency medical technicians trained with their new LUCAS device on Thursday, Oct. 22. Pictured here are EMTs, from left, Heather Gawith and Wayne Elliott with Carla Goransen holding the device.

The Kimball County Ambulance Service and Kimball Health Services now have additional equipment to better help save lives.

The ambulance service received two LUCAS chest compression systems, while KHS received one. The devices provide automatic chest compressions during CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitations).

"We want to be ready to assist to the very best of our abilities and this equipment will give us another tool in our belt to better their chances of survival," said Kimball County Ambulance Director Carla Goranson. "The ambulance crew recognizes that if we are using this equipment, that...

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