Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services have implemented new technology to increase the chance of survival for someone if they happen to go into cardiac arrest. The technology is called Zoll Autopulse, and emergency officials began using the technology for the last four months. Mike Humphrey with emergency services explains how it works.
“The Autopulse is a mechanical CPR device that really takes the human element out of it. We are able to perform continuous compressions with no pauses. It gives perfect compressions and perfect CPR every single time. We deliver this device to anybody that experiences a cardiac arrest within the City of Lethbridge and so far we’ve seen very, very exciting results.”
Humphrey says they have had to use this technology at about 20 different deployments so far and the feedback has been great.