Published On: October 12, 2021Categories: Press Release1.7 min read

Ambulances Will Carry Siemens Healthineers epoc® Blood Analysis System

October 12, 2021 Houston, TX: Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) is collaborating with leading medical technology company Siemens Healthineers to offer lab quality-correlated point-of-care blood analysis testing in the field.

“This technology is a game-changer,” says Wren Nealy Jr., chief executive officer for CCEMS. “Instead of wasting hours transporting the patient to a hospital for lab testing, we can diagnose and treat the patient instantly, saving lives when seconds count.”

The epoc® Blood Analysis System works by scanning a patient’s secure ID, analyzing a small blood sample, and instantly delivering real-time results inside the ambulance or aircraft, including a full blood gas and metabolic panel. This real-time critical feedback will enable CCEMS to use this information to make immediate treatment decisions.

“The advantages of having this technology at our fingertips are endless. The application of this system can be used for critical care transports and acute conditions endurance athletes experience during events like the IRONMAN which we utilized last weekend,” says Wren Nealy Jr.

About Siemens Healthineers:

Siemens Healthineers AG (sited in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey toward expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitizing healthcare. Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovati9ve cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €14.5 billion and adjusted EBIT of €2.2 billion. Following the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. the company has approximately 66,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at .

About Cypress Creek EMS

Cypress Creek EMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with 46 years of excellence in emergency services formerly provided within 177 square miles of northern Harris County and to approximately 560,000 residents. CCEMS now operates in eight counties across Texas with Creek GroundCare services and around the world with Creek AirCare. CCEMS is known nationally as an innovator in prehospital medicine. For example, CCEMS was the first civilian EMS in the country to transfuse whole blood into a trauma patient in the field. CCEMS is also part of a Military EMS Fellowship that is bringing battlefield medicine to civilian EMS to reduce deaths due to trauma.


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