Lebanese Red Cross Ambulance Services to Deploy LIFEPAK 1000 System Wide
REDMOND, Wash. - Wednesday, April 1st 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lebanon’s Red Cross Emergency Services (LRC), which provides approximately 80% of emergency responses in the nation of Lebanon, will equip its emergency response fleets with defibrillators from Physio-Control. The Lebanese Red Cross is a humanitarian organization established as an independent nonprofit organization.
Funded almost entirely by donations from Red Cross Movement partners, the LRC has purchased 100 Physio-Control LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillator (AED) devices, distributed and installed by BISCO, to supply every ambulance in its fleet. The procurement of standard emergency response AEDs fleet wide reflects the LRC’s objective of standardizing the quality of care each Ambulance crew provides.
“Equipping our response teams with automated external defibrillators will help us raise the standard of the patient care we can provide,” said Mr. Abdallah Zogheib, Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Previously there were only 42 devices for the whole service, meaning that the quality of our patient care could be variable. This purchase helps eliminate that variability.”
The LRC has 2,700 trained volunteer EMTs on its rosters across 46 EMS stations throughout Lebanon to respond to calls arriving on the “140” national medical emergency telephone line. The LRC is a founding member of the Secretariat General of the Organization of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies, is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
LRC emergency services are run almost entirely by volunteers, so operational, training and ease of use are important considerations for all equipment procurements. The LIFEPAK 1000 is readily operated with proficiency due to an easy-to-use interface and clear prompts and display screen. It is also highly adaptable for professional responders, featuring advanced capabilities that can speed the transition of cardiac patients to the next critical level of care. The device is capable of maximum defibrillation energy up to 360 joules and has a long battery life and rugged construction that can stand up to severe environments.
“By supplying the LRC with LIFEPAK defibrillators, we hope to raise the standard of care the service can provide across the board,” said Martine Forissier, Physio-Control Business Director for Middle East and Africa. “Equipping their ambulance service with these defibrillators supports them in standardizing training, protocols and quality of care. It is an honor to assist the LRC in working to provide world-class emergency services.”
About the LIFEPAK® 1000 Defibrillator
The LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator is an easy-to-use automated external defibrillator (AED) designed for professional responders. A large, intuitive screen displays graphics and ECG readings that are clear and easy to read. The LIFEPAK 1000 also features cprMAX™ Technology which minimizes CPR interruptions by allowing compressions to continue during AED charging. Info: www.physio-control.com/lifepak1000
Physio-Control, Inc. is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company was founded in 1955, operates in over 100 countries and is the world’s leading provider of professional emergency medical response solutions that predict or intervene in life threatening emergencies. The company’s products include LIFEPAK® monitor/defibrillators and automated external defibrillators, the LIFENET® System, HealthEMS® electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) software, LUCAS® 2 Chest Compression System, TrueCPRTM coaching device and implementation for PulsePoint mobile bystander response applications. Learn more at www.physio-control.com, or connect via www.facebook.com/physiocontrolinc, https://www.linkedin.com/company/physio-control-inc- Twitter: @PhysioControl
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