The Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is rolling out new advanced emergency medical care equipment.
Each of the service’s three ambulances has been equipped with “a stretcher hydraulic power loading system that dramatically improves safety for both patients and EMS responders,” representatives said. The organization is also replacing four monitor/defibrillators with new Lifepak 15 models that provide sophisticated technology, ease of use, and durability.
“We recognize our responsibility to utilize the most advanced technology in emergency medical care,” said President Martin Iselin. “Westporters expect the best and we are determined to provide it.”
The power loading system reduces the risk of injuries when lifting or lowering the stretcher into or out of the ambulance and minimizes the risk to a patient, Iselin said.
With more monitoring capability than any other monitor/defibrillator, the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service’s units have technology that helps detect hard-to-diagnose conditions and provides advanced support for treating cardiac patients, representatives said. Collected data can be transmitted to the hospital while the ambulance is on its way.
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