The department strives to stay current on the most trending and cutting edge medical technology and supplies offered. In 2018, crews began to evaluate new heart monitors to replace the older generation heart monitors. After an extensive search and evaluation period, the Zoll X-Series heart monitor was chosen and placed into service in the beginning of 2019. The Zoll X-series monitors communicates with the current report writing software used by the department, and has allowed for greater data collection. This data is imperative when trying to understand the needs and risks of the community, and helps with developing a better community risk reduction program.
In 2019, the department began looking at various programs and technology to help better track medical supplies and their usage. After evaluating many options, the department chose the UCapIt medical vending machine to help track medical supply movement from receiving to usage. The equipment and associated software will help to improve appropriate medical supply allocation and tracking of expiration dates.
There are currently four ambulances in the fleet that include a 2011 Ford E450 Northstar, 2012 Ford E450 Lifeline, 2015 Ford E450 Lifeline, and a 2018 Ford F550 4-wheel drive Lifeline. In May 2020, a new Ford F550 Sawtooth was commissioned to be built to add to the fleet. Each of the new units was fitted with an auto-load system to reduce likelihood of back injuries when lifting patients into the ambulances.
Article Source: City of Moses Lake