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Published May 22, 2013, 06:07 PM

F-M paramedics getting new power-lift to help patients and themselves

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Paramedics and EMT's have a new tool to help prevent on the job injuries.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Paramedics and EMT's have a new tool to help prevent on the job injuries.

F-M Ambulance just got its first "power-lift" cot. The electric and hydraulic cot not only helps in lifting the patient, but helps the paramedics load the patient into the ambulance. The new Stryker cots cost about $25,000.

Because of an improved locking system, the cots make it a safer ride for the patient.

Wade Hockert, F-M Ambulance: “Beyond the comfort of the patient and safety for medics using it you are benefiting potential impact, keeping patient on the cot and safe.”

F-M Ambulance will get a second ambulance equipped with the new cot, in June.

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