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