In an effort to provide the fastest possible response for heart attack victims, we have adopted a technology that greatly increases survival rates by decreasing the time it takes to receive life saving procedures in the hospital.
Each deputy/paramedic carries an EKG monitor (Electro Cardio Gram) with 12-lead capability. A 4-lead EKG looks at the basic functioning of the heart. The 12-lead is a more in-depth look at the heart and provides the paramedic the ability to analyze the heart for possible abnormalities. Once the reading is obtained, it is sent to an area hospital as an image using a system similar to a cell phone. The image is uploaded to several locations including the Emergency Room, the Cardiac Cath Lab, the Smart