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.
Many EMS departments are using mobile data systems and computer-based documentation. The Panasonic CF-18 Rugged Convertible Tablet PC with 500 NIT LCD Toughbook is a rugged laptop that converts to a tablet PC with the twist of the screen (right). Loaded with features, the CF-18 has a touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth and available WAN, GPS and smartcard reader.
For more information, call 800/662-3537 x1 or visitwww.panasonic.com/toughbook.
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.