The Trophy Club Fire Department is working with Baylor Grapevine on a new program that allows fire personnel to activate a cardiac team at the hospital through an app on their cell phones. TCFD can now send patient information including EKGs through a secure system directly to a cardiologist and his/her nursing staff. The cardiac team is usually waiting in the emergency room when TCFD arrives with the patient.
This new technology has greatly reduced the time of the onset of symptoms to the time of medical intervention. The reduction in time that a patient receives medical intervention lessens the possibility of permanent cardiac damage and allows for better patient outcomes.