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.
Improve Your CPR Ability
The 2005 AHA Guidelines for ECC & CPR emphasize quality CPR. Q-CPR, developed by Philips and Laerdal and available only on the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator, offers corrective feedback on the rate and depth of chest compressions, and the frequency and quality of ventilations, encouraging adjustments to technique to improve CPR performance.
For more information, call 800/722-7900 x0 or visitwww.medical.philips.com.
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.