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2013 JEMS Hot Products from EMS Today

25 innovative products showcased at the 30th annual EMS Today Conference & Exposition



A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I | From the June 2013 Issue | Monday, June 3, 2013


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2013 JEMS Hot Products from EMS Today

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This year at the EMS Today Conference & Exhibition, a team of judges reviewed and evaluated numerous new products and innovations in EMS equipment, vehicles and programs on display by the nearly 300 exhibitors and released to the EMS market within the previous eight-month period.

They reviewed products designed to not only improve your ability to deliver optimal emergency medical care to sick and injured patients, but also allow you to do it safely, more efficiently and with enhanced comfort for the patient.

The review team rated each of the new and innovative products on their originality, functionality, ease of use and need in the EMS setting.

Their selection of the 25 Hottest Products at EMS Today 2013 are presented here in random order for you to check out. Look for additional coverage of other products reviewed in upcoming JEMS Hands On columns.

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From an industry leader in pulse oximetry, the iSpO2 allows you to noninvasively track and trend blood oxygenation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index—even during movement and low blood flow to the finger. The iSpO2 device features Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion Masimo SET technology for use with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with 30-pin connector. Note: Not intended for medical use. For sports and aviation use only. The professional version for medical use is pending CE Mark and U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance. MASIMO

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VividTrac is a USB-based, single-use video intubation device with an integrated endotracheal tube (ETT) channel that requires no stylet, battery, cleaning or maintenance. VividTrac uses an open system, meaning it’s compatible with Windows, Android, iPad and iPhone displays, and its design is sturdy (stainless steel blade), lightweight and low profile (only slightly larger than an airway device), which allows for simultaneous suction with the free hand. No head tilt is necessary, making the ETT easy to guide into the airway. VIVID MEDICAL INC.

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XPS Expandable Patient Stretcher

The XPS Expandable Patient Stretcher helps to address growing obesity trends by providing an expanded patient surface area, allowing it to be the all-in-one solution for a variety of patients and environments. The XPS, designed with patient comfort in mind, is adjustable with seven locking positions and includes a wider mattress than most stretchers, which reduces transfer gap. STRYKER

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S 6600 Video Laryngoscope System

The VLS 6600 Video Laryngoscope System offers flexibility, durability and portability at an affordable price. Developed for use in the field through real-world experiences, the VLS 6600 video laryngoscope is designed to be familiar, easy-to-use, reliable and economical while also featuring state-of-the-art technology. INTUBRITE

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8051 Low Profile LED Recessed Dome Lamp

The 8051 Low Profile LED Recessed Dome Lamp is the newest addition to Weldon’s line of quality interior dome lights. This ultra-slim LED light features a low profile design with integrated cooling fins. Protruding less than 3/16” (4.8 mm) below the headliner, it frees up valuable headroom space. The cast housing design improves cooling performance and provides additional light, excellent lumen stability and longer operational life. With an incredible 1,600 lumens, it distributes light evenly and consistently throughout the entire working space. WELDON, A DIVISION OF AKRON BRASS

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EMMA Mainstream Capnometer

EMMA Mainstream Capnometer is a fully self-contained mainstream capnometer that requires no routine calibration and virtually no warm-up time. With rapid measurement of end-tidal CO2 and respiration rate, EMMA can help providers guide ventilation rates and assess the effectiveness of CPR, allowing them to make adjustments in the course of treatment breath by breath. MASIMO

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ELSA (Enabling Lanugage Services Anywhere)

ELSA (Enabling Lanugage Services Anywhere) is the first mobile language interpretation device connecting users to live interpreters in more than 180 languages. ELSA is a hands-free device measuring 3” x 5”. It easily clips to a shirt/jacket, and has the ability to record calls for future access. ELSA is priced at $395.00 per unit with a $20.00 per month and $1.50 per minute live interpreter access fee. RTT MOBILE INTERPRETATION

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Infrascanner Model 2000

The Infrascanner Model 2000 is a lightweight handheld screening device that uses near-infrared technology to identify patients with intracranial bleeding and is able to identify those who would most benefit from immediate referral to a CT scan and neurosurgical intervention. It provides an easy-to-read positive or negative graphic report and can be used as an extension of routine neurological examinations. MEDLOGIC LLC

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EVS 1769 Seat with Mobility 1 Tracking System

Designed by an EMS safety seating product industry leader, the EVS 1769 Seat with Mobility 1 Tracking System features a seamless seat with three-point belting system and a tracking system (available in a 36” or 48” long track) that allows access to both equipment and the patient while belted in the seat. When not in use, the seat can be detatched from the base to gain additional space inside the ambulance. EVS LTD

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Infection Control & Prevention Series

Infection control and prevention training is vital to any organization providing EMS. The three-title Infection Control & Prevention Series provides a systematic understanding of bloodborne, airborne and other diseases of concern to emergency responders. These programs demonstrate how to minimize or prevent the spread of diseases through proper precautions and infection control practices, and how to mitigate an exposure to communicable diseases. As a series, it provides a comprehensive framework to help instructors fulfill initial and annual infectious diseases training requirements. ACTION TRAINING SYSTEMS

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X Series Monitor/Defibrillator

The X Series Monitor/Defibrillator is about half the size and half the weight of competitor full-featured monitor/ defibrillators. Weighing less than 12 lbs. (6 kg), the X Series is compact without compromising capability, performance and display size. This monitor/defibrillator combines the clinically proven therapeutic capabilities of ZOLL defibrillation, pacing and CPR assistance with advanced monitoring parameters. The X Series boasts advanced monitoring and communication capability required by EMS providers. ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION

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M.U.L.E. Pro

The all new M.U.L.E. Pro proves to be the very popular big brother of the world-renowned MERET Omni Pro Series of response bags. The M.U.L.E. (also known as “the bag on wheels”) has been widely received by EMS providers for mass causalty incident preparation, medical helicopter/flight crews and other intensive care unit transport teams, and those who respond to high-rise emergencies. The pull-up handle looks like a piece of carryon luggage you might take on a plane. Like other bags from this brand, it can also be worn as a backpack and continues to be trauma system-ready by attaching ALS/BLS modules (four standard modules or two of the new X2 Pro modules). MERET PRODUCTS

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Transport Telemedicine

In many communities, EMS providers function independently from hospitals to provide care during transit, meaning receiving hospitals can be unaware of patient status on arrival. Transport Telemedicine is an open architecture system that intends to improve care by capturing and communicating patient care and condition in real time. It integrates customer-defined and configurable tablets with interfaces to existing communications and medical devices. The patient care record is customizable and the system supports voice data entry, intelligent access point and a portal that offers secure global access to patient status. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION

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Pediatric Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet RMT

The Pediatric Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet RMT is a compact, lightwieght and rugged tourniquet designed for pediatric applications that allows providers to apply precise mechanical pressure through intuitive “gross motor” operation. The self-locking device makes a ratcheting sound when activated and application instructions are clearly printed on the tourniquet, making this device simple and easy to use. M2 INC.

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Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro

The new Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro Tablet offers a fluid user experience while providing crucial port connectivity and feature-rich options in a compact size. Designed for highly mobile field workers, including EMS providers, it’s a thin, light and rugged 10.1” tablet running genuine Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (with an available Windows 7 downgrade option). Powered by a third-generation Intel Core i5vPro processor with a MILSTD- 810G and all-weather IP65 design, this tablet is a powerful entry from a leader in rugged mobile computing. PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA

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Sturdy Fermp/Stryker Specialty Mounts

Sturdy Specialty Mounts for either Ferno or Stryker stretchers hold a 731 Series ventilator as well as two IV solution bags. The mounts conveniently fold and lock in place when not in use. Each mount is approximately 20” in length, weighs less than 2 lbs. and is priced at less than $250.00. IMPACT INSTRUMENTATION INC.

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Smart Lift System

The primary aims of the Smart Lift System vest are to reduce back injuries and provide an efficent patient lifting tool for EMS providers. Whether you need to safely transfer a patient to a stretcher or pick them up from the floor, this vest helps to make the task safe for both provider and patient. The Smart Lift System stores easily for quick access and is priced at $299.00. INOVATIVE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

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Eagle II MR and EMV+ conditional ventilators

The Eagle II MR and EMV+ conditional ventilators are pressure- and volume-targeted ventilators featuring AC, SIMV and CPAP NPPV-PPV modes with pressure support and automatic apnea backup. They also feature auto-leak compensation up to 15 L/min of suplemental flow for the patient when leaks are present, improving patient comfort. The Eagle II MR can be used in MRI suites and can be placed as close as 6.6’ (2 m) to the magnet bore. Both ventilators weigh approximately 9.5 lbs. IMPACT INSTRUMENTATION INC.

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SmartFloor is a patented and modular floor system that allows easy and quick moving of seats and wheelchair positions nearly anywhere within a van. The system offers more than 1,000 different seating configurations—from 12 ambulatory to four wheelchair passengers and nearly anything in between— creating opportunities for additional income streams in wheelchair and traditional transportation. Wheeled seat bases mean you don’t have to lift and move seats in, out or around the van. MOBILITYWORKS COMMERCIAL

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Have you ever arrived on scene and wondered, “How can we pick this person up off the floor?” Patients don’t come with their own handles. The Binder E-Z LIFT MX/XLT weighs less than 3 lbs. but allows EMS providers a safe way to lift patients who weigh 600+ lbs. Once it is wrapped around the patient, you have 14–18 handles that allow you to lift even the heaviest patient without compromising lifting posture. It is available in two adjustable sizes ranging from 34–84”. BINDER E-Z LIFT

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FirstVu HD

The FirstVu HD allows you to record HD video and optional audio from your own point of view whenever you need it—day or night—to protect both your job and agency. The system offers covert mode, can imprint a time stamp on the video and boasts 32GB of internal memory. DIGITAL ALLY INC

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EMS providers now have a comprehensive alternative to static kitting. CustomMedKits.com is a unique service allowing medics to completely build customized medical kits online. With the benefits of the Web site, you canindependently purchase items that that are normally purchased in bulk, receive advice on building kits and watch product reviews. The control to customize a medical kit is now at your fingertips. PERSYS MEDICAL

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Flow-Safe II EZ

The Flow-Safe II EZ is a major leap in innovative disposable CPAP systems. It is a combination CPAP system with an integrated nebulizer that uses only one oxygen source to drive both the CPAP and nebulizer devices simultaneously. Use it as a CPAP delivery device or turn on the nebulizer switch to run both devices. It also includes a built-in manometer to verify delivered CPAP pressure and a deluxe mask designed for easy placement and patient comfort. MERCURY MEDICAL

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Seat Belt Warning System

The Seat Belt Warning System is designed to alert the driver when restraints of occupied seats are properly fastened, keeping personnel safe. It is designed to meet your safety needs by meeting NFPA 1917 requirements for your ambulance. Simple and reliable, the Seat Belt Warning System is based on the patented and proven V-MUX multiplexing technology. WELDON, A DIVISION OF AKRON BRASS

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RE Aid Bag

Based on a rugged assault pack platform, the RE Aid Bag is a major medical kit that includes two “throw & go” bags, enabling two other providers to work on multiple patients. Throw & go bags are secured with Velcro, keeping them stable in the pack while in motion but also allowing for quick removal. The bag contains a complete TCCC-compliant list of medical supplies designed to allow multiple responders to render aid to several patients. There are a total of four compartments in this 18” x 10” x 10” rescue bag that weighs 10.5 lbs. RESCUE ESSENTIALS

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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, has a background as an EMS director and EMS operations director. He specializes in MCI management.


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Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I, is a firefighter/paramedic for the Richmond Heights (Ohio) Fire Department. He is also an EMS coordinator and EMS educator for the University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute and an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College. He can be reached at d.silvestro@jems.com.


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