This fire protection district is the first in Nevada with advanced CPR machine

  • Source: KOLO-TV ABC 8 Reno
  • Published: 02/16/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Watch the AutoPulse NXT at work. It’s a real story of man versus machine. Particularly when it comes to saving a life. The advanced CPR machine once attached to the chest, delivers compressions to a patient in cardiac arrest. “The device is completely in charge for this human,” says Jill Andersen, a Firefighter and Paramedic with North Tahoe Fire Protection District as she demonstrates the device on a plastic model of a human head and chest. “We can sit someone up, take them in an elevator.” The machine allows the chest compressions to occur in tough spots like an elevator, up a hill, or coming downstairs--places where a firefighter may have to wait or even pause those compressions until the patient is in a more stable location. North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is the first to obtain these machines in the state with the help of a FEMA grant.


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