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Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service rolls out cutting edge technology for saving lives

May 5, 2016 - 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.

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For further information, please contact:

Sara Johnston
Commander, Quality Assurance and Education
705-324-9411 extension 3313
sjohnston@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

Paramedic training on new technology

Paramedics training on new technology

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