Defibrillator have been donated to four EMS departments in Litchfield County. Bridgewater, Sherman, Warren and Washington emergency services each received an automated external defibrillator, which also acts as a pre-hospital monitoring and transmission system for EKG data. The technology can send the information from the ambulance to the hospital.
The donation came from two New Milford Hospital donors.
Until recently, EMS providers lacked a fast, consistent method for transmitting high-quality 12-lead EKGs to hospitals. Officials say wireless transmission, can save treatment time by allowing emergency room physicians to review clinical information, make treatment decisions, and prepare for treatment before a patient arrives at the hospital.