PRESS RELEASE: LIBERTY AMBULANCE PARTNERS WITH KERN COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SECURE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED PATIENT OUTCOMES

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:
Jayde Glenn, Marketing Director, 760-499-3910, Jayde.Glenn@rrh.org
Erin Cocciolone, Operations Manager, 760-375-6531, ECocciolone@LibertyEMS.com

For Immediate Release

LIBERTY AMBULANCE PARTNERS WITH KERN COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SECURE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED PATIENT OUTCOMES

Pictured, Right to Left: Arthur Farzan Firefighter, Kern County Fire Department; Nicholas Musial Paramedic, Liberty Ambulance; Logan Johnson, EMT Liberty Ambulance; Cody Woessner, Paramedic Intern Liberty Ambulance

Friday, October 11, 2019, RIDGECREST, Calif. – Liberty Ambulance and the Kern County Fire Department can reveal they have worked together to deploy a new high-end technology into the field to securely share patient information between the two departments.

This new technology is designed to create a feedback loop from the initial emergency response, all the way to patient discharge, which will enable emergency responding personnel to help improve patient safety and the quality of patient care. This technology will also assist in finding educational opportunities for Paramedics and EMTs, to help improve upon patient care practices.

Erin Cocciolone, Operations Manager for Liberty Ambulance states, “In a field where every second counts, we sometimes find ourselves fighting against the clock to make life-saving interventions for our patients. In this high-stress emergency we also must attempt to gather information from the patient or the family including medications, medical history, allergies and new medical problems- this can be very difficult. Being able to instantly download patient information from the fire department on scene allows for the information to be accurately translated to the emergency department, improving accuracy of patient care and documentation.”

In consideration of the patient outcome aspect of the technology, Nicholas Musial, Paramedic for Liberty Ambulance said, “I really like that I am notified of my patient’s outcome. I’ve gone so many years without ever knowing what happened with any of my patients - wondering if they survived and if my patient care even made a difference.”