Walton County, Florida (WJHG/WECP) – The Walton County Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled a new CPR system that officials say will be a game changer for patients.
The EleGARD Heads-Up CPR System is a new device that raises the patient’s head and torso 30 degrees to facilitate airflow and blood circulation.
The idea is to reduce the chance of nerve damage during CPR.
“The EleGARD Heads-Up CPR System improves neurologically intact survival by up to 70%,” said Lindsey Timpano, District Paramedic, Walton County Fire and Rescue Corps. “This is a big problem. I’ve had repeated cardiac arrests over the years, and no matter how I changed my medications, whether I was in the hospital or discharged, the order of doing things changed.” Survival rate up to this equipment.”
Timpano told NewsChannel 7 that she continues to develop and trial the equipment and has advocated for the school district to acquire it as soon as it becomes available.
“I am truly proud to belong to an agency that is an advocate for our community and recognizes that this piece of equipment can make a huge difference in results. The reason is.
The Walton County Fire and Rescue Service is the first district in the Panhandle to install the new equipment, officials said.
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