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Western & Southern Brings Lifesaving Equipment to First Responders

Western & Southern Financial Group is bringing the Lifesaving Tempus Pro to Cincinnati First Responders (Photo: ㄲRDT/BusinessWire)

Western & Southern Financial Group is bringing the Lifesaving Tempus Pro to Cincinnati First Responders (Photo: ㄲRDT/BusinessWire)

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CINCINNATI, April 18, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Cincinnati’s first responders soon will have access to the most advanced  technology to bring lifesaving telemetry to victims of accidents and  mass-casualty events across the city thanks to a gift from Western &  Southern Financial Group.

With a grant to the Cincinnati Fire Foundation, Western & Southern is  bringing battlefield medical technology to Cincinnatians involved in  accidents and other emergency medical situations throughout the city.  Western & Southern will provide for four Tempus Pro advanced monitoring devices to be deployed directly to incident scenes.

Tempus Pro allows  first responders to share not only standard medical data but even  life-feed video with emergency physicians at hospitals in the region. Western & Southern is primarily known as a life insurance  company.

“Cincinnati EMTs and paramedics are some of the most highly trained and  disciplined professionals in their field,” said John Barrett, chairman,  president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern Financial  Group. “We’re proud of them and the contribution they make to our city  and very pleased to help give them access to the tools that protect all  of us.”

Tempus Pro, developed by RDT Ltd. of the U.K., is a new concept in  remotely monitoring emergency patients. First deployed by U.K. forces,  it was quickly adopted by U.S. forces serving in conflicts in southwest  Asia. In addition to the added functionality, the new equipment weighs  about a third of the multiple components it replaces. It also combines  multiple system checks and charges into a single plug-and-run unit.

University Hospital’s Dr. Jay A. Johannigman, MD was instrumental in  bringing this lifesaving technology to the Queen City. While serving in  the U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Johannigman saw  first-hand how real-time vital statistics can make the difference  between life and death in the crucial moments after an incident.

“Essentially this gives the attending physician eyes and ears right at  the scene. That accurate and timely information is essential to giving  patients the highest level of care,” said Dr. Johannigman. “I’ve seen  firsthand how this technology saves lives and I know it will save more  in Cincinnati.”

Tempus Pro is a highly functional and ruggedized vital sign monitor that  places the needs of the first responder at the heart of its design. It  is light enough to carry to a patient in almost any situation, yet small  enough to hold in one hand.

Among its benefits:

  • daylight readable display
  • long battery life
  • intuitive interface
  • glove-friendly touchscreen
  • ruggedized construction
  • lightweight
  • centralized charging

“We’re very grateful to Western & Southern for making this lifesaving  technology possible for this department,” said Cincinnati Fire Chief  Richard A. Braun. “The Cincinnati Fire Department was an innovation from  its beginning and thanks to our corporate and community support, we’re  continuing that tradition to improve and even save the lives of the  people we serve.”

RDT has volunteered to provide the necessary software so that any  hospital with an emergency department in the region can communicate with  first responders via the Tempus Pro.

Tempus Pro allows first responders  to document and share patient data electronically and ensures that  providers throughout the chain of care have the most accurate  information on patient injuries, therapies, trending vital signs, drugs  and fluids that can be handed over, or sent ahead of the patient  arriving at hospital or next level of care.

The units also are expandable to add new capabilities as the technology  develops without the need to purchase the basic hardware.

Once training is completed, Cincinnati Fire Department expects to begin  deploying the Tempus Pro as soon as June.

About Western & Southern Financial Group Founded in  Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company,  Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) is now a Fortune  500 diversified family of financial services companies. Its total assets  owned ($41 billion) and managed ($26 billion) totaled $67 billion as of  Dec. 31, 2013. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance  groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western  and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance  Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance  Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity  Life Insurance Company) maintain the following financial strength  ratings: A.M. Best A+ Superior, Standard & Poor’s AA Very Strong, Fitch  AA Very Strong and Moody’s* Aa3 Excellent. All of Western & Southern’s  life insurance companies have a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member  companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment  Advisors, Inc.; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC;  Touchstone Advisors, Inc.; Touchstone Securities, Inc.; W&S Brokerage  Services, Inc.; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more  information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com.  Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (www.wsopen.com),  a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the  world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

About Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) A successful  global medical device business founded in 1997, RDT are recognised as  leaders in the design and manufacture of pre-hospital care vital signs  monitors. Specialist technologies include compact and highly integrated  vital signs monitors for medical professional, intermittent and  non-medically trained users that are widely used in aviation, maritime,  exploration, pre-hospital and military environments.

Source: Western & Southern Financial Group & Remote Diagnostic Technologies (via BusinessWire)

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