Driving in today’s environment often presents challenges and travelling as a passenger with the lack of control of being behind the wheel can be a trying experience. Now imagine being a paramedic in an emergency situation delivering CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to a patient in a moving ambulance.

St John Ambulance used RAC DTEC’s facilities to conduct a feasibility study examining effects of motion on the quality of CPR in a moving vehicle, comparing the LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System versus traditional manual CPR. The simulation was set up using a manikin and the LUCAS™2 and the benefit of the RAC DTEC road circuit allowed consistent trial conditions – the same driver, speed and driving conditions.