Sami Jabbour, regional business manager of Physio Control, demonstrates the Lucas cardiopulmonary resuscitation machine at the Dihad exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
Sami Jabbour, regional business manager of Physio Control, demonstrates the Lucas cardiopulmonary resuscitation machine at the Dihad exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The N

Resuscitation machine that’s more effective than humans unveiled in Dubai



Dubai // A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) machine that’s more effective than performing the procedure by hand, and a military vehicle made in the UAE that can be used for humanitarian intervention were just some of the top equipment on display in Dubai.

The emergency machine allows CPR to be carried out, in “impossible situations”, said Sami Jabbour, regional business manager of Physio Control.

The Lucas CPR machine is portable, can be powered by battery and can be used on the stairs or between an ambulance and the hospital door which is not possible manually, he said, at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (Dihad) yesterday.

The emergency device is safer and takes the work out of performing CPR, which he said could exhaust a person in less than 10 minutes, whereas the Lucas machine can function non-stop for hours.

“It created a new record in England,” said Mr Jabbour.

The machine was able to revive a person two hours and 10 minutes after they were thought to be dead, he said.

Weighing just 7.5 kilograms, the CPR machine complies with the guidelines of the American Heart Association, and is already being used in hospitals across the UAE, including Rashid Hospital in Dubai.

In the National Ambulance in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it has become standard equipment.

Also on display at Dihad was a military vehicle that can be adapted for humanitarian use.

The Nimr (tiger in Arabic) is bulletproof, able to cope with any terrain and made locally.

Although used mainly for military purposes, the vehicle will soon be used to aid humanitarian organisations, said an employee of Tawazun Group, which manufactures the vehicle.

Due to its durability, it would be ideal to deliver aid, especially in remote or high-risk areas, he said.

The vehicle can also act as an ambulance and a command and control centre.

It is designed, manufactured, assembled and used in the UAE and there are 500 in service. According to the employee, there is an order for 2,000 more.

Nimr has 12 different models and has received a top certification from Nato – unprecedented in the region, he said.

The Dihad conference in Dubai ends today.

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