You know how Louisville’s EMS was supposed to be the premier service in the country?
Well…. Richmond (the LMEMS head, not the town) is talking this issue to death instead of doing anything about it and flipping Ashland/Boyd County is light years ahead of Louisville:
The odds are against a patient surviving cardiac arrest but the Boyd County Emergency Ambulance Service has implemented a new life-saving technique that is already boosting survival rates locally.
On Jan. 1, the Boyd EMS became the first ambulance service in the state of Kentucky, and one of only a handful in the eastern United States, to induce hypothermia in the field in patients that have a return of a spontaneous pulse after suffering cardiac arrest.
The technique is used already inside many medical centers, but by implementing it sooner en route to the hospital, survival rates are being shown to improve significantly.
Guess old dude was too busy doing research – on the Louisville taxpayer’s dime – in New York City to have LMEMS be tops at anything.