I know Hamilton County is one of the poorest County’s in the area but we are grateful that they even have an ambulance stationed in White Springs.
I am not certain what type of equipment is provided for heart patients, but from what I understand also through Century Ambulance Services as well, especially since they don’t pay their EMT’s much to begin with, they most likely do not have an Ambulance for Heart Patients.
Such Heart Ambulances have the following equipment, which definitely will save lives:
Paramedic ambulances are “emergency rooms on wheels”, carrying a variety of lifesaving and other essential equipment, including:
- 12-lead electro-cardiogram monitor/defibrillators – allow our paramedics to give hospitals advanced warning of confirmed heart attacks so that cardiac intervention teams can be ready when the patient arrives
- IV kits for administration of fluids and medications
- pulse oximeter – measures the percentage of oxygen in a patient’s blood
- oxygen to help patients breathe
- CPAPs – machines that provide continuous positive airway pressure for patients with respiratory issues
- nebulizers to administer breathing medications
- intubation kits – to open and secure a patient’s airway
- glucometers – to test blood sugar
- jump kit – includes laryngoscopes, stethoscopes, bandages, BP cuffs, etc.
- drug box – aspirin for heart attack victims, adrenaline for allergic reactions, etc.
- backboards and cervical collars – used to stabilize patients with certain back or neck injuries
- stretchers with rugged wheels to handle any type of terrain
- stair chairs – specialized chairs to safely transport patients through tight spaces and down stairs
These medics provide more than lifesaving emergency care. Their caring, compassionate medics provide a heated blanket, a hand to hold, or a toy to cuddle — little extras that make the difference between a satisfactory experience and an exceptional one
Cardiac Ambulance. The incidence of Sudden Cardiac Deaths in the country are on a rise. … Cardiac Ambulance fitted with the right medical equipment and trained paramedics on board can help save the life of a patient who is critically ill and needs constant monitoring, due to cardiac issues.
Karin for the blog