Bradley EMS takes part in monitor study
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Paramedic John Hardin holds the monitor paddles in his hands as he works through a scenario. Mark Rutzer, design engineer, observes his reactions.
Paramedic John Hardin holds the monitor paddles in his hands as he works through a scenario. Mark Rutzer, design engineer, observes his reactions.
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Bradley County Emergency Medical Service recently participated in a product enhancement study with Physio-Control, the makers of the cardiac monitors carried on all of Bradley County’s ambulances.

These state-of-the-art monitors are the Lifepack 15 models. 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.

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 prides in trying to stay on the forefront when it comes to new technology that benefits patients.

Eleven 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,” said Danny Lawson, EMS chief.