Every year,JEMS showcases recently released products designed to help EMS providers do their jobs more efficiently and safely. This March, theJEMS product review team spent two days combing the exhibit hall at the 24th annual EMS Today Conference & Exposition in Baltimore. The team of seasoned field providers, educators and EMS procurement specialists met with 227 exhibitors, reviewing products recently introduced to our industry and asking about product design, rationale, function and practical application for prehospital medicine. These are the team's picks for the hottest new products unveiled within the previous six months.
These Shears Are a Real Cut-Up
EMS workers use trauma shears daily. And guess what: Big Shears will make your job easier every day. If you've ever had hand cramps as you tried to cut through multiple layers of leather winter clothing, you'll appreciate the feel, comfort and speed of this new cutting tool. Now if we could only develop a tool to deal with down feathers ÷ Look for a more in-depth field trial of Big Shears in an upcoming issue ofJEMS.
For more information, visitwww.bigshears.comor call 866/881-9753.
Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is a paramedic lieutenant with Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa. He's an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 18 years' EMS experience. Fran is currently pursuing his MBA at Widener University. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.