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


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

 

WHAT:          New Technology presentation from KentuckyOne Health to
                     Bullitt County EMS

WHERE:        Medical Center Jewish South
                      Emergency Department Entrance
                      1903 Hebron Ln. 
                      Shepherdsville, KY 40165

WHEN:          Thursday, October 2, 2014
                     10 a.m.

WHO:             Rob Murphy, administrator, Medical Center Jewish South 
                       Bridgett Etherton, Bullitt County EMS
                       Carrie Dodson, director, Medical Center Jewish South

 

MORE:          
An equipment donation of ten new modems from KentuckyOne Health which 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 will provide a technology upgrade in Bullitt County.

Publish Date: 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014