Washington fire department adds new emergency medical system for sick and injured children

  • Source: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
  • Published: 05/09/2022 12:00 AM

The Spokane Fire Department is implementing a new way to care for sick and injured children. SFD has partnered with Handtevy, a company that specializes in EMS pediatric technology, to create a new emergency medical care system for kids. It offers a pediatric resuscitation system and a mobile application to reduce the stress that comes with pediatric medical emergencies. The mobile application provides medical treatment information for firefighters and paramedics within seconds, as well as pediatric medication dosing and tools to help responders perform CPR and defibrillation and document care. “This new system puts critical, life-saving tools and technology in our Paramedics’ hands,” Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said. “Pediatric and neonatal emergency calls are incredibly stressful and emotional for clinicians due to the unique medical needs of children.”


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