Ocean City paramedics are bringing new equipment into the field to better treat trauma patients.
Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) says the Ocean City Career Fire/EMS Division is getting ready to add ultrasound technology to its crews. Officials say the equipment will help determine the extent of injuries in trauma and medical patients.
The technology will allow paramedics to quickly and accurately assess how severe injuries are, say officials. Uses for ultrasound technology could include abdominal pain, cardiac arrest, and a suspected tension pneumothorax, according to OCFD.
“We are excited to add ultrasound to our toolbox,” said OCFD Public Information Officer Ryan Whittington in a release.