CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County's Emergency Medical Services are now equipped with state of the art equipment, to help heart attack victims get the best treatment.
Thanks to a new half million dollar Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant, all the Crisp County ambulances are equipped with 12 Lead EKG Monitors.
They can transmit the cardiac monitors readings back to emergency room doctors at Crisp Regional Hospital, and prepare the best course of treatment quickly.
"And then during transport, if we are taking them to a different hospital where there is a cardiologist, we can also send it to them immediately. As soon as we get it. So they have it in their hands before we ever get there. So they know exactly what's coming in," said April Cleghorn Community Paramedic/RN.
The goal with the upgraded equipment is to save lives. It gives the paramedics the opportunity to get the patient to the proper care as quickly as possible.