South Fork Fire Rescue receives ultrasound
SOUTH FORK — South Fork Fire Rescue members received a generous donation from the South Fork Fire Rescue Ladies Auxiliary. SFFR was presented with a new Philips Lumify S4-1 Phased Array Transducer and Tablet in March.
This unit is a hand-held ultrasound that can be used during a variety of emergency situations to improve patient care outcomes. The use of ultrasound in prehospital settings has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients. EMS crews can more accurately assess patients and begin appropriate treatment prior to arrival at the emergency department. It will be used in a variety of situations from cardiac emergencies and abdominal pain to our pregnant patients.
“This hand-held ultrasound will provide our emergency crews with an incredibly valuable tool as they provide services to the community,” SFFR officials stated.
This new ultrasound and tablet, which was purchased for $7,000, was made possible by the generous donations received by the South Fork Fire Rescue Ladies Auxiliary during its fundraising efforts throughout the year.
“Thanks to the efforts of the ladies auxiliary and the generous donations from the community, this long-awaited addition will become a vital part of our prehospital care. South Fork Fire Rescue members would like to extend gratitude toward all who made this possible,” SFFR officials stated.