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EMS Newsroom - 2009 Archive


6/4/2009
Satellite Technology Speeds Ambulance Response
Louisville’s 54 EMS ambulances and fly cars are now equipped with Global Positioning Technology that tracks units in real time at MetroSafe dispatch – pinpointing their locations within ten feet so that the closest responders may deployed to each emergency medical call.

5/21/2009
EMS Builds Hospital Network to Speed Heart Attack Care
Today, Louisville Metro EMS, the American Heart Association and seven area hospital systems announced a new partnership to improve heart attack care by shortening the time between ambulance arrival and treatment by EMS, and opening the blockage in the hospital cardiac catheterization lab – a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI.

2/9/2009
EMS Adds Life-Saving Device to Help Patients Survive Cardiac Arrest
Louisville Metro EMS will begin using a new life-saving device designed to improve CPR effectiveness for patients in cardiac arrest.