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hwilliamsonmedicalcenter.orgEMERGENCYCAREMATTERSWilliamsonMedicalCenterx19sEMSrecentlydeployedthenewestandmostinnovativePhysio-ControlLifePak15monitorde6brillatorinallitsambulances.x1cOurEMSDepartmentroutinelyevaluatesindustry-bestpracticesandimplementshigheststandardemergencycarethatx19sbestforthecitizensofWilliamsonCountyx1dsaysparamedicMichaelWallaceB.S.C.C.P.M.WilliamsonMedicalCenterEMSoperationsmanager.NewadvancedfeaturesoftheLifePak15monitorsincludemeasuringcarbondioxideinthebloodprovidingfasterandmorereliableEKGtransmissionsandincreasingenergycapabilityforamorepowerfulde6brillation.Thecomputerinsideeachmonitorcontinuouslycapturessnapshotsofbloodpressureheartratepulseandhowthepatientisbreathingalongwithothervitalsigns.ThemonitorstrendthatdataandhavethecapabilitytotransmitallofitaheadtotheEmergencyDepartmentwherephysicianscanreadtheresultsanddeterminethebestcourseoftreatmentbeforethepatientarrives.WilliamsonMedicalCenterEMSistheonlyambulanceserviceinthecountywiththeabilitytotransmit12-leadEKGsaheadtotheEmergencyDepartmentafactorshowntoleadtoshorterdoor-to-balloontimeswhensomeoneisexperiencingaheartattack.Themonitorscost470000butWallacesaysitx19sapurchasewortheverypenny.x1cWeliketothinkofthemonitorsasaninvestmentintothelifeofourcommunityx1dhesays.x1cThereisnx19tasinglegroupof6rstrespondersinthestatebettertrainedthanourEMSbutwhystopthereWetakethemostadvancedlevelofcaredirectlyintothecommunity.x1dWhenanemergencystrikesWilliamsonCountyresidentscantakecomfortinknowingthecountyx19sambulancesareequippedwiththemostadvancedtechnology.Andahugethankstothestaffwilliamson_medeverysinglepersonIx19vedealtwithherehasbeensuperfriendlyandsuperhelpfulThanksSept.82011isadayIx19llneverforget.Itx19sthedayImadeaquickdecisionthatsavedmylife.EverythingwasgoingwellthatdayuntilsuddenlyIfelttightnessinmychest.Iimmediatelytoldmywifetodial911.IwasconsciouswhenWilliamsonMedicalCenterx19sEMSarrivedandevenwasabletohelpmyselfintotheambulance.OnmywaytothehospitalhoweverIhadasevereheartattack.ParamedicTarynGillreactedquicklyandspentthenext0veminutesdoingeverythingshecouldtoresuscitatemyheartwhileparamedicReedAstoncontinueddrivingasfastashecould.GilltransmittedmychartstotheEmergencyDepartmentwheredoctorsandnurseswerewaitingformyarrival.HadImadeadifferentdecisionx14togetinmycarwithmywifeanddrivetothehospitalx14Iprobablywouldnotbeheretoday.x13PhilMaupinWMCEMSPatient