LA-RICS Partners on Ambulance Connectivity for Stroke Victims
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Comments

UCLA partnered with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) to launch a program that delivers time-sensitive treatment to stroke victims.

UCLA Medical Center outfitted a custom ambulance with the latest brain-saving medications and equipment for treating stroke victims. This specialized ambulance will respond to calls for service in Santa Monica in coordination with the Santa Monica Fire Department.

The ambulance contains a mobile CT scanner that collects patient data and then sends secure medical information over the wireless LA-RICS public-safety broadband network to a stroke neurologist at UCLA Medical Center for diagnoses and subsequent treatment.

With the Los Angeles County board of supervisor’s support, this program will soon expand its coverage to other parts of the county. The project was made possible by a donation from the Arline and Henry Gluck Foundation.

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