Emergency Medical Services By Las Campanas Paramedics

When responding to an emergency 911 call in Las Campanas, the paramedics are now equipped to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on a patient.  The patient’s ECG reading will be immediately transmitted electronically to St. Vincent’s emergency room and to the on-call cardiac physician simultaneously.  This transmission allows the hospital staff to receive and read the heart monitor readings and enables them to prepare for the patient long before the responding EMS team’s arrival. This procedure significantly decreases the time it takes to treat a heart attack patient, saving precious time and lives.