Fire, EMS departments in North Texas adopt potentially life-saving app technology

  • Source: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
  • Published: 06/18/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: For first responders, the difference between life and death can be a matter of seconds. For some fire and EMS departments in North Texas, an app can now help them treat patients more quickly. At North Richland Hills, crews are launching the Pulsara app. It starts with a coded wristband for each patient. Scanning the band pulls up an online form for patient information. "Overdose, trauma, stroke, we can select what we need to alert the hospital," explained Kennedy Kuper with the NRH Fire Department as she showed NBC 5 the app. Right now, crews call the hospital while en route to describe a patient's condition and give medical staff an estimated time of arrival. But instead of trying to describe injuries, Pulsara lets crews show them to doctors before they get there.


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