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Gorham Fire & EMS acquires new defibrillators

July 09, 2020
GORHAM — On Wednesday, July 1, Gorham Fire & EMS placed two Zoll brand X-Series cardiac monitor-defibrillators into service.

These new cardiac monitors replace two aging Zoll E-Series cardiac monitor-defibrillators, one of which has been in-service since 2007. The purchase of the X-Series monitors represents a significant increase in technology for Gorham. The X-series monitors feature See-Thru CPR, which allows providers to see the underlying cardiac rhythm during a cardiac arrest, allowing for decreased hands-off time when performing defibrillation, as well as active CPR feedback, allowing providers to perform chest compressions more efficiently.

In addition to enhanced cardiac arrest technology, the X-Series monitor features the ability to wirelessly transmit 12-lead ECGs to the hospital ahead of the transporting ambulance, allowing the receiving physician to evaluate the ECG and prepare for the arrival of the patient sooner. Additionally, members can electronically upload ECGs, treatment, and vital sign records directly to the department's electronic medical reporting system, allowing for a more complete patient care report. Paired with the department's existing iPads, this will also reduce the use of paper documents to be attached to the report later on.

The members of Gorham Fire & EMS would like to thank the residents of Gorham, Randolph, and Shelburne for supporting the continued investment in the care of the residents and visitors of the towns served by Gorham Fire & EMS

For more information, contact Gorham Fire & EMS at 466-5611 or stop by the station for a demonstration of the new devices.

Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
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