Revolutionizing Cardiac Care: Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital Introduces Advanced Defibrillators

May 13, 2024 at 01:00 pm by Matt

In an exciting development, Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital is set to deploy defibrillators with enhanced shock capabilities, promising improved outcomes for patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

State-Of-The-Art Technology

Scheduled to roll out soon, these automated external defibrillators (AEDs) pack a punch, delivering up to a whopping 360 joules of energy when standard low-energy shocks fall short in reviving a patient. For those unfamiliar, joules measure the energy required for effective defibrillation.

What sets these defibrillators apart is their biphasic nature. Unlike conventional models, the energy current travels not just once but in two directions - to the heart and back again, doubling the chances of a successful revival.

Expert Insight

Dr. Joel Santora, Critical Care Physician and Chief Quality Officer at Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital, lauds the technology's potential: "This defibrillator equips our team with the power to administer stronger energy, ultimately saving lives."

Equipped with electrode pads that analyze the heart's rhythm, these devices can detect the need for a shock and intervene swiftly. Whether it's correcting an irregular heartbeat or restoring normalcy to a heart that's suddenly stopped, these defibrillators are up for the challenge.

But that's not all. They go beyond just shock therapy, measuring SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) and ETCO2 (end-tidal carbon dioxide) levels, with built-in alarms signaling any lapse in breathing within 30 seconds.

Connected Care: Transmitting Data for Informed Decision-Making

Moreover, these smart defibrillators aren't just standalone units. They're interconnected, capable of transmitting vital signs, waveforms, and other crucial data directly to the hospital, providing invaluable insights throughout the patient's journey.

Dr. Santora is thrilled about the added benefits, hailing them as cutting-edge technology that'll elevate cardiac care within the community.

A Stride Towards Saving More Lives At Orlando health St. Cloud

As Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital gears up to integrate these state-of-the-art defibrillators into its cardiac care arsenal, hope rises for those facing sudden cardiac arrest. With enhanced shock capabilities and a suite of advanced features, these devices signify a significant stride towards saving more lives and delivering top-notch care when it's needed most.

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