In this episode segment from EMS Expo 2010 in Dallas, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and the MedicCast look at some innovative ways one Texas community is using technology to improve patient care and outcomes when in a STEMI or other acute coronary syndrome (ACS) situation.
The episode was sponsored by Philips (www.philips.com/ems) and their cardiac monitor algorithm coupled with communications technology that allows the ambulance to communicate via bluetooth and wireless transmission, is allowing patients needing advanced cardiac care to have teams waiting to treat them on arrival at the hospital.
Host Jamie Davis is joined on the show by Jeff Sundseth from Pearland, Texas EMS. Jeff talks about the partnerships they have developed with local facilities to speed the “door to balloon time” for cardiac patients and credits the technology built in to his cardiac monitors from Philips as one of the reasons this partnership works.
Come back here to the ProMed Network blog for more video episodes recorded live at EMS Expo, 2010.