Bradley County EMS Helps With Study For Lifesaving Heart Monitors

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service participated in a product enhancement study with Physio-Control, the makers of the cardiac monitors that are carried on all of Bradley County’s Ambulances.  The study was for experienced paramedics to work closely with a clinical specialist, design engineer, and a sales representative from Physio-Control to help with impending improvements to the device in the future. 

“These cardiac monitors have made a huge difference in assessing cardiac patients and can literally diagnose if a person is experiencing a heart attack.

This allows paramedics to share the information with the emergency room physicians and it can be determined quickly where the patient needs to go for treatment.” said Stan Clark, EMS spokesperson.

According to Mr. Clark, Bradley County EMS has seen many improvements and advances in lifesaving technology. Being able to recognize heart attacks early on in the pre-hospital setting has most certainly saved lives. Bradley County takes pride in trying to stay on the forefront when it comes to new technology that benefits their patients. He said 11 paramedics participated in the all-day study.

“We were honored and happy to assist Physio-Control in this important study that will improve their products and gives our personnel a chance to make a difference in people’s lives” Danny Lawson, EMS chief, said.

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