VIDEO: Mobile County EMS says it's getting a big technology upgrade that will help during critical times when a patient fears they're having a heart attack. The emergency response service says new, advanced monitors and defibrillators are going into their ambulances and will give the ER a better understanding of what's happening with the patient in real time. Right now, Mobile County EMS Director Mark Turner says they're limited on how much information can be sent to the hospital.
"It allows a live view from an ER physician, in real time a consultation with our Medic and the patient," said Turner.
Paramedic Storm Garrett says with more information ER doctors can instruct medics on better treatment.
"We can go ahead and communicate with the doctor and ask if there is any further treatment that he wants us to do prior to getting there," said Garrett.