Twin Cities Ambulance Service Hopes to Make Defibrillators a Phone Call Away
Chris Snowbeck, Twin Cities.com
Where can you go to fix a broken heart? An ambulance service based in St. Paul is working with a Florida company to answer the question with a map of all automated external defibrillators in the Twin Cities.
With the map and an electronic system for alerting good Samaritans, the emergency call center at Allina Medical Transportation hopes it will be able to quickly dispatch not just ambulances to cardiac arrest patients but also the nearest automated external defibrillator.