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Colo. FD obtains a grant to purchase a data transmission device for heart monitors


Alexis smith
The leader of Pueblo, Colorado.

PUEBLO WEST, Colo .– The Pueblo West Fire Department is receiving new medical equipment that will eliminate downtime for patients with heart problems, thanks to a grant from the Pueblo West Women’s League.

The Titan III WiFi Gateway The software allows paramedics to transmit heart monitoring rhythms to the hospital, said fire chief Brian Caserta.

The Pueblo West Fire Department has received a grant from the Pueblo West Women's League to purchase software that will help speed up care for patients with heart problems.

The Pueblo West Fire Department received a grant from the Women’s League of Pueblo West to purchase software that will help speed up care for patients with heart problems. (Photo / Pueblo West, Colorado)

“It is not detection equipment,” noted Caserta. “But it gives us the ability to take the information the heart monitor collects and carry it with the patient to the hospital.”

A portable wireless data communication accessory, the Titan III provides secure transmission of patient data and is not visible to other devices on the WiFi network, preventing unauthorized connection attempts.

This device only connects to an access point on the WiFi network when data needs to be transmitted, and then disconnects shortly after the transmission is complete, which enhances the security aspect of the system.

This equipment, Caserta said, has been around for years, but the ministry did not have enough funds to get one.

“This happened to our paramedics over a year ago,” Caserta said. “Potentially wanting to consider the possibility (of adding the equipment to the department) and with the grant that the Women’s League was able to give, we are now able to buy it and put it on three different equipment.”

The Titan III is beneficial to the community, Caserta noted, because it provides data that can be critical in determining a patient’s heart problem and makes it more accessible to doctors and nurses when the patient arrives at the emergency room.

Caserta said that due to a 30-day lead time for Titan III orders, the department should have the equipment to use in the coming months.

Without the donation, Caserta said the department would still be behind what the technology has to offer.

“Ultimately, once again, the Pueblo West Women’s League has grown stronger to help improve our community,” said Caserta. “The donation to get this equipment for our paramedics is invaluable for the lifesaving skills they have and the ability for us to provide good patient care. From a community perspective, this is a very valuable tool that we are very lucky to have. “


(c) 2021 The Chief of Pueblo (Pueblo, Colorado)


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