TFD gets new CPR technology tool - Tucson News Now

TFD gets new CPR technology tool

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Fire Department has a new tool that they will use starting next month. It will help paramedics and firefighters out on cardiac arrest calls. The device is called the QCPR. They are one of a couple fire departments in the state to have the device.

The device connects to the cardiac monitors that the fire department vehicles carry. It's an upgrade to the cardiac monitor.

The QCPR monitors the speed and the depth of the person performing CPR.  So if the emergency personnel is going too fast or too slow, the monitor will alert them to speed up or slow down. The same can be said about the depth monitoring.

Back in 2003, Tucson Fire with the help of the University of Arizona began continuous chest compression CPR. TFD believes this new technology can help them save lives.

"When you know you are going to a cardiac arrest event, this is one of the first things you will do. Not only is the CPR being done, it's being done correctly," said Captain Barrett Baker from Tucson Fire.

Each TFD fire station will have the device. Firefighters and paramedics will start using the device on August 1.

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