A Cetrons paramedic has saved a woman’s life in the past, and the company says it’s now using its technology in a wider range of emergency services.
Key points:The company says that since it began using the technology in October, it’s saved over 200 livesIt says the technology has saved more than 200 lives, and is available to use in a wide range of healthcare settingsHorton is one of the few ambulance companies in the country to offer Cetronic’s ambulatory paramedic technology, and says it is working with a number of healthcare providers across Australia to get the service ready for deployment.
The company’s CEO, Chris Harrington, said that since its launch in October it has saved over 100 lives.
“The vast majority of our people do not need CPR, so this is a really important and timely technology to have,” Mr Harrington said.
“We’ve got a lot of people who need this and we need it in a lot more settings.”
Cetronic uses an algorithm to track the heart rate of the person, to measure the amount of oxygen that’s in the blood and to calculate a person’s risk of dying.
It’s then sent to the ambulance driver, who will determine the safest route to the hospital.
Mr Harrington said Cetronics has now deployed a large number of ambulances, and in the first quarter of this year, more than 1,200 paramedics were trained to use the technology.
“As a paramedic, I see it as a service for people,” he said.
Mr Hastings said the company had seen an increase in the number of requests for its services from health systems and hospitals.
“What we’ve seen with the adoption of this technology is that it has dramatically increased the number and the quality of services that are available for our people,” Mr Hastings said.
The Cetrola technology is also used by several other emergency services, including the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Cetrolas technology can be used to save the lives of up to 50 people.
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