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