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New defibrillator purchased by Heron Lake Ambulance

November 20, 2012

Continually striving to keep the most up-to-date equipment, the Heron Lake Ambulance recently upgraded their defibrillator.
Continually striving to keep the most up-to-date equipment, the Heron Lake Ambulance recently upgraded their defibrillator. “The old one was twelve to fifteen years old, heavy and hard to carry,” explained Ambulance Director John Hay. “This is half the size and does a lot more.” The Zoll defibrillator is more compact and easier to use than the previous model. It is easier to monitor, and keeps records of occurrence times. ”Much more accurate records can be kept,” Hay added. The defibrillator can be programmed to record the time medications were administered and when procedures were started. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) can push a button to record various inputs and results. The unit has two side pockets for the necessary cables and electrodes. One side of the defibrillator pack holds the pads for the defibrillator, while the other side holds the blood pressure cuff and oximeter, which measures the blood oxygen level. For the remainder of the story, please see our print edition or check out our electronic edition website at http://eedition.tricountynewsmn.net. Call 507-793-2327 or email tcnews@roundlk.net for more information.


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