Thursday, April 13, 2006

ResQPod Success in MN

From ABC Newspapers:

In December 2005, Allina Medical Transportation chose the Coon Rapids Fire Department to be the first emergency medical first responder in its service area to be trained in the use of a new piece of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment - the ResQPOD - as well as new CPR techniques.

Since the first of the year, the ResQPOD has been used in five medical emergencies - and in three cases the victims survived.

With the old CPR equipment and procedures, the survival rate was under 10 percent, according to Jim Ktytor, Coon Rapids fire inspector.

“Now with the ResQPOD we are up to 60 percent,” Ktytor said.
“In two of the cases, the person walked out of the hospital fully recovered a few days later.

“It definitely makes a difference. There are so many more positives.”


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