Source: parrysoundnorthstar.comPARRY SOUND, ON - All 16 ambulances in Parry Sound District will soon be equipped with defibrillators useable on children between the ages of one and eight. Now the children will get the same standard of care adults have had," said Guy Harris, Base Hospital manager. While Mr. Harris said hes only had one child go into cardiac arrest in 17 years, hes heard of paramedics whove had several. Previously, if a child under the age of eight went into cardiac arrest, local paramedics only option was to perform CPR.
Though defibrillators are an invaluable tool to have, i agree that the media attention to them as well is being promoted by the manufacturers and not being totally informative that they are not used in every kind of cardiac arrest situation.
On the Fire side the use the AED LP500 with Adult and Peds pads with a built in reducer. Several Fire crews who have a FF/PCP (licensed) use the AED version of the LP12 .
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