February 25, 2007
Wake EMS Uses New Tools During Cardiac Arrest
Continuing in it’s aggressive management of victims of cardiac arrest,the Wake County EMS System is using new tools to aid in resuscitation.
Vidacare’s EZ-IO® provides rapid vascular access during cardiac arrest or severe trauma.
Wake EMS was an early adopter of adult intraosseous routes for medication and fluid delivery. Using the battery powered handle the needle can be placed in a matter of seconds. No more searching for IV access in critical times.
With a coordinated team of firefighter first responders and County paramedics, Wake’s revival rates is one of the best in the Nation.
In addition to rapid vascular access, the Wake EMS System uses a device on the end of the endotracheal tube that maintains pressure in the cadio-pulmonary vascular bed aiding in cardiac blood flow.
The ResQPOD Circulatory Enhancer® from Advanced Circulatory Systems,INC.
is used in conjunction with uninterrupted CPR and continuous capnography.
[from the ACSI’s website] … Sudden cardiac arrest, traumatic injury, heat stroke and the common faint, for example, all result in states of low blood flow or perfusion. In each case, a lack of adequate blood flow back to the heart contributes to the low blood pressure. States of low blood flow impair the body’s circulatory function, which delivers oxygen to the body’s vital organs and removes toxic cellular waste.
ACSI’s circulatory enhancer technology uses inspiratory impedance to increase blood flow to the body’s vital organs. It is unique in that it enhances the body’s biophysical performance without depending upon pharmaceutical or other outside agents. This patented inspiratory impedance technology uses the relationship of the heart, lungs and thorax to increase venous blood return to the heart…