Lucas is an external mechanical device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the 2010 American Heart Association/European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
What does RC stand for?
RC stands for Resuscitation Council
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We have 187 other meanings of RC in our Acronym Attic
- Respiratory Care
- Responsabilidad Civil (Spanish: Civil Liability)
- Response Center
- Response Complete
- Responsibility Center
- Responsible Clinician (health care law; UK)
- Respuesta Completa (Spanish: Complete Response)
- Restaurant City (Facebook application)
- Restricted Coupler
- Restructured Clinical Scale (psychology)
- Retaining Contact
- Retraites Complémentaires (French: Occupational Pensions)
- Revelle College (University of California, San Diego)
- Revenu Cadastral (French; real estate income)
- Revenue Canada
- Reverse Circulation (specific exploration drilling surface application)
- Reverse Course
- Reversible Computation (workshop)
- Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)
- Ricerca e Cooperazione (Italian: Research and Cooperation; non-governmental organization; est. 1985)
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He outlines the knowledge, skills, drugs, and equipment needed to treat infants and children with potentially life threatening conditions and prevent cardiac arrest, using an evidence-based team approach based on the Resuscitation Council UK 2010 guidelines.
The IMPACT course is endorsed by the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons and Anaesthetists as well as being supported by the Intensive Care Society and the Resuscitation Council UK.
The Resuscitation Council of the United Kingdom (2004) requires that the recommended minimum equipment must be available for the successful management of adult cardiopulmonary arrests.
The 2010 Resuscitation Council Guidelines say: "Studies have shown that compression-only CPR may be as effective as combined ventilation and compression in the first few minutes after nonasphyxial arrest.
Hands-only CPR was formerly only recommended by the UK Resuscitation Council, who say that anyone without CPR training should ignore the mouth-to-mouth aspect in favour of giving hard and fast compressions to the centre of the chest only.
That's why the British Heart Foundation and Resuscitation Council UK are campaigning for all children to be taught Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills at school.
Research by the Resuscitation Council UK has shown that doing chest compressions is more effective than mouth-tomouth resuscitation, when performed by people who are not trained in CPR (although, administering the kiss of life is still recommended practice for those who have been trained).