Hands On August 2012

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Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | From the August 2012 Issue | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Hands On August 2012

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 Since October 2005, I've had the best part-time job in the world and have loved every minute of working with the entire JEMS crew. As I start a new chapter as the Administrative Director for Crozer Chester Medical Center’s Sim Lab, I have to turn over the reins to a new columnist. I will remain part of the JEMS team and look forward to the 2013 JEMS Games in Washington D.C.
—Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P



Hands On August 2012

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Rolling Duffle

The 5.11 Mission Ready 2.0 Rolling Duffle has heavy-duty wheels and axle, a collapsible handle, four external pockets, and reinforced bottom corners and skids. Other great features include the adjustable, high-impact locking clasps, four external carry handles and internal, roll-away dividers. Top access allows the bag to become top loader. VITALS Size: 28.75" x 15" x 13" Price: $269.99 www.511tactical.com 866/451-1726


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Vehicle Makeover

Avery Supreme Wrapping Film is a new, affordable alternative to painting vehicles emergency vehicles. The film is available in 33 colors and high-visibility versions and can be custom matched to special paint shades if requested. It can be easily and quickly applied to any size or shape emergency vehicle. VITALS Sizes: Available in 60" x 50 yard and 60" x 25 yard roll sizes Call for pricing http://na.averygraphics.com/  800/282-8379  


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Class Registration Software

Enrollware automates all of your American Heart Association training center tasks through an easy-to-use, Web-based application. When students enroll in your class, they’re recorded in your database permanently so you can access all your rosters with the click of a mouse. Enrollware also automates your American Heart Association certification card printing by automatically, creating card printing files from your data.  Enrollware’s online class registration software eliminates the administrative paperwork and manual tasks typically associated with American Heart Association ECC class registration and enrollment. Pricing starts at $49 per month www.enrollware.com 561/247-2432


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Chilling Device

The Excel Cryo Cooling System is a non-invasive, easy-to-use, cooling collar that can be applied in just 10 seconds to effectively cool the vascular system leading to and from the brain of cardiac arrest, stroke or traumatic brain injury patients. This method is designed to induce mild therapeutic cerebral hypothermia by lowering the temperature of the brain. The system features a uniquely designed collar with a specialized door that works in conjunction with the Excel Cryo Cooling Elements that achieve -5° C within seconds of activation. The Excel Cryo Cooling Elements are properly aligned with the patient’s carotid triangle and also immobilizes the patient’s cervical spine. The key to the system is how it extracts heat from the blood and cools it as the blood passes through the arteries, inducing mild hypothermia. Price: MSRP $230 www.cryothermicsystems.com 877/528-2888


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LEDs for a Good Cause

A feminine take on a tough, durable lighting tool, the Pink Strion LED has the same great features as the original model. It’s available in pink because girls need tough flashlights too. For every pink Strion LED sold, Streamlight will donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. By purchasing this product, you’re helping make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Size: 5.9"; 5.22 oz. Battery: Lithium Ion with on-board safety control circuit, 3.75V, 2000mAh minimum, rechargeable up to 500 times 800/523-7488 www.streamlight.com


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Compression Rate Monitor

The Practi-CRM Compression Rate Monitor is designed to measure compression rate when practicing chest compressions on a manikin. Worn on the student’s wrist, a diode illuminates red when compressions are less than 100 per minute. When compression rate rises to 100 compression per minute or higher, the diode illuminates green. Flexible wrist band fits any size wrist. It may be used with any training manikin and comes with a one-year warranty. It’s sold individually or in packs of four. VITALS Price: $27.95 (single); $99.95 (four-pack) www.wnlsafety.com/Compression-Rate-Monitor-p/wlcrm.htm 800/884-9629


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Compact & Colorful Monitor

It’s hard to imagine that the new ZOLL X-Series EMS Monitor weighs just 12 pounds when the first portable defibrillator in 1965 weighed more than 140 pounds. That’s just one of the new features that paramedics, who carry their monitor on just about every call, are buzzing about. Along with its light weight, the new monitor features a 6.5" color screen that can display four different physiologic parameter tracings or a 12-lead ECG in either a static or dynamic view. The X-Series also includes Masimo rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry and Welch Allyn’s rapid non-invasive blood pressure technology. And the unit’s CPR dashboard provides real-time numeric depth and rate values, and a perfusion performance indicator to maximize CPR performance. ZOLL’s See-Thru CPR also helps minimize the duration of interruptions by filtering out artifact, allowing you to see organized underlying rhythms during CPR. VITALS Dimensions: 8.9" x 10.4" x 7.9" Weight: 11.7 lbs. Screen: 6.5" color LCD Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion, 11.1 Vdc, 6.6 Ah Call for pricing www.ZOLL.com 800/348-9011



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Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-PFran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is the administrative director of the Paramedic Training Institute at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa., and an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 20 years' EMS experience. Contact him at fran100b@zoominternet.net.

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