Technology / Equipment
Industry leaders like Cetronia use every advantage available to add value, improve customer satisfaction and raise the bar on organizational performance. With its new technology and system changes, Cetronia Ambulance Corps is continually improving its level of service delivery, patient care and community health resources. As a non-profit 501(c)3 community organization, much of our revenues are reinvested into the organization to purchase equipment, educate our personnel and improve upon our technology and programs that serve to enhance the delivery of patient care.
We recently upgraded and replaced all of our 12 lead cardiac monitors. These new monitors help pre-hospital providers identify heart attacks before and during transport and where the medical issues are occurring in the heart, which in turn helps reduce door-to-balloon time and save heart muscle. These advanced cardiac monitors coupled with our High Performance EMS System, allow us to routinely exceed the national standard of 90 minutes of door-to-balloon time for heart attack patients. These monitors also are used for patients suffering from carbon monoxide exposure, a silent killer that is prevalent during the winter months.
Cetronia has invested in the LUCAS Chest Compression System which is designed to more efficiently deliver chest compressions during circumstances involving cardiac arrest. Utilizing the LUCAS, Cetronia personnel can effectively deliver uninterrupted cardiac compressions while moving patients from their homes and delivering them to the emergency room. As evidenced by recent research from the American Heart Association, effective chest compressions may be the single most influential lifesaving treatment that impacts positively on the outcomes of cardiac arrest patients.
Cetronia also has invested in sophisticated mapping programs that allow our Communications Center Technicians to view where all Cetronia vehicles are located, as well as recommending which unit is closest to respond to an emergency call. This program helps to strategically position and route our vehicles, based on time of day and traffic patterns. Cetronia’s technicians use this system to proactively place units in an effort to further reduce response times and ultimately improve patient outcomes.