Because of the timing being so perfect, it was rolled out to the entire company over the course of four weeks. Everybody got the exact same training over a very short period of time. We were able to get everyone very excited about it.
I was able to use the data that I pulled from Arizona, from Chicago, from Wake County to show them why we were doing all of these things – not just the measurement but the high-performance CPR. It’s tough for people not to be excited about the possibility of improving survival. Once we gave [the EMTs and paramedics] the facts, they were all over it.
They started to realize that they could absolutely become more effective with compressions –especially over an extended period of time. That’s the beauty of these devices – they may have been able to do a CPR class before and rattle off 100% on a manikin for a minute. But when you start doing entire calls and recognize how quickly you tire, that’s when these instruments really shine.