Hoover Fire gains potentially lifesaving diagnostic equipment | News
HOOVER, AL (WBRC)- Hoover Fire has some new, cutting edge diagnostic equipment.
One device detects the level of carbon monoxide in a patient's blood in a matter of seconds. It just clips on to a patient's finger to get a level.
Captain Dave Hambright showed off the gadgets at a Friends of Hoover luncheon. He says the detector has multiple uses.
"We can use them on our firemen that have been in house fires...be able to look at their carbon monoxide levels to make sure that they're taken care of because there's a lot of dangerous products that are out there in combustion. So we can make sure our guys are taken care of as well," Hambright said.
The captain also showed off something called AccuVein. It will show first responders a patient's veins which may not be visible to the naked eye. This can be critical when doing triage.
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