Southbury Ambulance Association Purchased Lifeline ARM Device
Technological innovations permeate today’s world impacting how work is done. The world of Emergency Medical Services is no exception. Always striving to provide the most up to date equipment, Southbury Ambulance Association (SAA) purchased the Lifeline ARM device which is manufactured here in Connecticut.
A Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression (ACC) device performs mechanical chest compressions providing a guarantee that Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be performed in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines for compression depth and rate. High level, consistent, and effective CPR has a significant impact on a cardiac arrest patient’s survival rate. In addition, with the Lifeline ARM performing CPR, the EMS crew’s capability to move the patient while handling steep stairs, hilly terrain, difficult driveways is enhanced and may prevent injury to the EMR/EMT who is providing care. SAA will potentially reach over 19,675 individuals with this life saving device.
Demonstrating the device is Megan Posey Training Officer, Geralyn Hoyt Chief President and Gordon Jones EMT (LEFT TO RIGHT)