BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
LUCAS at work on a dummy inside one of Shelter Island’s ambulances. The machine is able to apply steady chest compressions while EMTs attend to other lifesaving medical procedures. EMS director Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg (standing) and Mark Kanarvogel demostrated the automated CPR machine Friday.
You’ve seen it on TV — an emergency medical technician jumping up on a gurney administering dramatic chest compressions to a passed out person.
Now Shelter Island Emergency Medical Technicians have a tool to more effectively and efficiently administer those compressions.