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Greene County EMS getting three ventilators

Apr 19, 2023 12:31 pm

Several years ago, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there weren't enough ventilators in the state, but now Andrea Macko reports at Porcupine Soup that Greene County Emergency Medical Systems has acquired three LTV1200 ventilators. Greene County EMS President Mark Evans explained that they got the ventilators through Columbia Memorial Health, saying, “The three units they gave us required updating, new software, new batteries, field carrying cases… which in total was about $10,000.... Since we did not budget money for this, I sought out the assistance of the Rural Health Network which I have been a member of for the last 15 years or so.” The Rural Health Network provided the money, and now paramedics will use the ventilators for patients who have suffered cardiac arrest and regained pulses, and who require intubation. The three units will be spread around the county and Greene County EMS says, “As a rural county without its own hospital, and with extended transport times from various areas, this is a necessary step in providing region leading healthcare to our patients.” Read more about this story at Porcupine Soup.

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