EMS Equipment & EMS Product Reviews
Using hypothermia to slow a stroke patientÌs metabolism and allow the body to heal itself seems almost too simple. The Hypothermic Emergency Kit from MedIcePax makes it even easier.
The 8 Rescue Hook/Strap Cutter from Benchmade has a black powder coat finish, an O wrench and a black MOLLE compatible soft sheath. The deviceÌs sharp hook can cut through multiple layers of clothing in a single pass.
Codecuffs from Sav-A-Jakeoffer you a lightweight, easy-to-use method of keeping your patientÌs hands secured while moving them to the ambulance.
The LUCAS 2 from Physio-Control Inc. is a battery-operated mechanical CPR device. The rescuer places the base plate underneath the patient, then attaches LUCAS 2 and positions it above the patientÌs sternum.
The StatMAP from CardioCommand Inc. is a battery-powered device that uses a typical hand-squeeze bulb to inflate the cuff. The pressure is then automatically lowered and uses a oscillometric, step-deflate method for non-invasive blood pressure determination.
The purchase is the single largest first responder deployment of Rad-57s.
A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.
"What we're doing today is planning for an emergency we hope to never have," said Leanne Vreeland, who works in safety and emergency management at St. Patrick Hospital.
The Command 10 Fire Headlamp from FoxFury does all that and more. It has handles that function extremely well and a blinking, red LED on the battery pack to increase safety and visibility from behind.
The Hot/Cold Hook Pack from MedIcePax features a non-woven pouch with Velcro∆ hook strips on the ends that will keep it in place without a bulky over-wrap.
Trying to lift and maneuver these cylinders into the tight confines of the main oxygen compartment with proper body mechanics would confound a physical therapist. The Oxygen Bottle Cart from Zico provides a motor to do all the hard work for you.
Team members looking to pack their gear in an organized manner will enjoy the Mission Response Rolling Duffle from 5.11 Tactical.
The Narcotic Kit from Nanook Industries offers an improved way to protect and secure narcotics.
The Defibrillator Wall Case with Strobe from Allegro Industries offers an opportunity to keep an AED in a secure, outdoor location.
The incredibly rugged FloPapp(CPAP flow generator) from Flotec Inc. offers a number of big features in a 4" packageÛitÌs the proverbial "better mousetrap."
The machine, which was purchased by San Diego Medical Services Enterprise, sprays a nontoxic dry mist disinfectant into the sealed-up ambulance.
He is angry the City of Winnipeg won't currently fund protection for the 160 paramedics who are exposed to all kinds of risks while on the front lines.
In San Diego, EMS and first responders use Smart phones and software called TapChart to document 9-1-1 patient information smartly at the patient’s side.
Fusion ePCR from Ortivus caters to the needs of both the providers in the field and the billers and administrators in the office.
After 20 years of two other electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) systems, Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue believes it finally got it right.
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