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Englewood Hospital Equips EMS Crews With Carbon Monoxide Monitors

Englewood Hospital EMS members show off their compact Carbon Monoxide monitors. (Photo courtesy of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center)


Englewood, NJ, March 19, 2012- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has equipped its Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff members with portable Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitors. The devices will help to ensure the safety of the EMS team and the patients they assist.
“In the fall, Englewood Hospital EMS received a high volume of CO calls after area residents used generators during the power outages resulting from a storm,” said Harvey Weber, Director of Mobile ICU. “The trend continued throughout the winter, and many more local residents reported possible CO exposure, which includes flu-like symptoms. The use of the CO monitors is a necessity. The goal is to protect staff members and their patients from exposure and poisoning.

The compact, easy-to-use monitors attach to EMS workers’ belts and beep and vibrate when traces of CO are picked up. When CO emissions are detected, EMS workers are trained to evacuate the area and notify the fire department.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.