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Churchill County Gets State-of-Art Ambulance

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Courtesy: Banner Churchill Community Hospital Courtesy: Banner Churchill Community Hospital
Courtesy: Banner Churchill Community Hospital Courtesy: Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon has a new state-of-the art ambulance.

The ambulances come equipped with a power load lift, which EMTs use to lift patients into the ambulance, hands-free.

Not only is it safer for patients, but it's also safer for the crew.

Last year our department suffered seven back injuries so this should significantly decrease the number of back injuries from lifting patients," says Banner Churchill EMS

The ambulance also contains a revolutionary CPR machine, that gives compressions around the chest, while an EMT gives mouth-to-mouth.

"The first six CPRs that we did on this for the first year, all six were successfully resuscitated and transported to Reno, so that's a huge rate for rural EMS."

Churchill County officials say the goal is to outfit all ambulances in Nevada with this new technology.

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