Ambulances better equipped to help people suffering from cardiac arrest

People suffering from cardiac arrests can take solace in the fact that ground and air ambulances are better equipped to deal with emergencies, the Wall Street Journal reports.

More ambulances nowadays have x-ray and ultrasound devices in them as well as machines that perform automatic chest compressions for CPR and communications systems that forward electrocardiograms.

The newspaper cited the Mayo Clinic as an example of a health system with the latest technology and emergency medical services (EMS) innovations. In the future, EMS professionals may receive reimbursement for treating patients at their homes, moving them to other healthcare providers and checking on them when they leave the hospital.

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