In February, Chad Black, the Emergency Services Director of the Habersham County located in the northeastern part of the US state of Georgia, reached out to Peli BioThermal to utilize our 4L Crēdo ProMed as part of an effort to support the Region 2 prehospital blood project which is a state pilot project that places lifesaving blood or plasma products in emergency service vehicles in four counties for transfusions on the scene or while in route to a hospital.
The goal of the pilot program is to prove blood or plasma can be safely administered by paramedics in ground ambulances,” said Chad Black chairman of the Region 2 RTAC. “I’m constantly proud of the healthcare workers who go above and beyond to develop new programs to improve patient outcomes. We have no doubt that this program will not only save many lives, but also serve as a model for other regions in our state.”
This same program has been proven to work in other states and cities such as San Antonio, Texas. However, there are still only a few states that are implementing products to carry whole blood and plasma on board.
“Since implementing the Crēdo ProMed onboard ambulances in May, the product has been successfully utilized to transfuse plasma to 7 patients.” said Chad Black. “There is great opportunity to expand this program and that is what we are hopeful for by partnering with Peli BioThermal and other suppliers.” said Black.
The pilot program will last for about a year as the emergency services agencies involved gather data.
Photo credit:The Northeast Georgian