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City of Kawartha Lakes rolls out cutting edge technology for saving lives

May 6, 2016  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The Paramedic Service of City of Kawartha Lakes is the first Paramedic Service in Canada to employ the latest technology in the field of video laryngoscopes.

The new equipment will allow advanced paramedics to insert an endotracheal tube or remove a foreign object with enhanced precision as the new tool employs a high definition camera. This will shave precious seconds off life-saving situations such as removing an object from a choking infant's throat.

Sara Johnston, Commander, Quality Assurance and Education comments, "Our team is very excited about having the video laryngoscopes available to us. It will help provide improved outcomes for patients as it allows paramedics better management of the airway."

The City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service is undergoing training on the new technology this week (May 4 and 5) at the Cameron Training Centre and the video laryngoscopes will be in use immediately following the training. The technology is from McGrath, a US based company.

For more information :

Organization:
City of Kawartha Lakes
Address:
Box 9000, 26 Francis St
Lindsay, Ontario
Canada, K9V 5R8
www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca