KentuckyOne Health Donation Will Help First Responders Save Lives in Breckinridge County - Archived


KentuckyOne Health Donation Will Help First Responders Save Lives in Breckinridge County

 

WHAT:           New Technology presentation from KentuckyOne Health to
                      Breckinridge Central EMS

 WHERE:        Breckinridge Central EMS
                      807 Old Highway 60
                      Hardinsburg, KY 40143

 WHEN:          Friday, October 3, 2014
                      10 a.m.

WHO:             Raleigh Shelton, director, Breckinridge Central EMS
                      Barry Papania, director of Outreach, KentuckyOne Health

MORE:          
An equipment donation of three new modems from KentuckyOne Health  will enable the transmission of data from an EKG directly to an area hospital. There, emergency department personnel can review the data to determine if the patient is having a STEMI heart attack.

Because of the total blockage, STEMI heart attacks cause rapid loss of heart muscle that cannot be regenerated.  In these situations, time saved is heart saved.  These patients are then diverted from the ED to the cath lab to clear the blockage more quickly.

This is the first time this technology will be available in Breckinridge County.

 

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Publish Date: 

Thursday, October 02, 2014