Ultrasound on the go, now used by Bloomington firefighters

Firefighters will use a technique more commonly seen at the OGBYN to diagnose critical issues,...
Firefighters will use a technique more commonly seen at the OGBYN to diagnose critical issues, such as heart attacks.(25 News)
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 7:55 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) -There’s a new, handheld tool to help diagnose heart attacks and other issues while in the ambulance.

It’s called a Kosmos scanner, by Echonous.

It uses ultrasound to give EMT’s a more accurate look inside a patient at the lungs or heart, especially in the event of a heart attack.

Bloomington fire station 2 just got it into service.

“In EMS it’s just amazing what’s come along, you know, and the things that are changing. And it’s all for the better, of the people we serve,” said Eric Davison, spokesman for the Bloomington fire department.

That ultrasound unit works with the same type of gel you might be familiar with in pregnancies.

At this point, only Bloomington’s station 2 has the Kosmos device.

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