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MED-Star Ambulance Gets New Technology

May 31, 2014, 10:00 PM by Matt Holsen

MED-Star Ambulance Gets New Technology

MED-Star Ambulance has a new critical care ventilator that will help expand services to its patients. The technology is the next step for the emergency care provider for Brandon, Valley Springs and Southeast Minnehaha County.

A mainstay for many emergency flight crews, the new ventilator will be one of the first on the ground in KELOLAND with MED-Star Paramedic Ambulance.

"I don't know if there's any in this area as of right now. It's kind of a unique thing I think and its one of those big steps that we've chosen to take here at MED-Star for patient care," MED-Star owner Jay Masur said.

Garry Bauer has been a paramedic for 20 years and is excited to see the company invest in the nearly $15,000 machine.

"I've used this particular type of vent in some of my other endeavors, my flight careers and stuff like that," Bauer said.

The vent will open MED-Star up to new opportunities and patients will have extra help if they need it.

"Sometimes patients need ventilator support. They need some assistance breathing to get from one facility to maybe a different kind of facility all together. Our ventilator will allow us to do that and we can set it for different modes depending on what's going on with the patient," Bauer said.

Bauer is one of three experts that are trained to use the machine immediately at MED-Star. He'll be training the rest of the crew up over the next few weeks.

"So we're training. That's one thing MED-Star really forces, we need people trained. We're not going to put you for something you're not able to perform," Bauer said.

MED-Star did some market research and found this specific ventilator will best meet the needs for the area it serves.

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