EMS Equipment & EMS Product Reviews
When a 9-1-1 caller says "Baby fell and fractured his skull," and the residence is on the fourth floor, a certain image comes to mind. WeÌll likely bring the pediatric-sized backboard and C-collars into the apartment and groan when we realize the "baby" is 42 years old, 275 lbs. and in the midst of a seizure.
Rewarming hypothermia victims works best when the heat is applied to their body, not just the inside of the ambulance.
OSHA now requires that EMS workers wear an ANSI-certified safety vest for visibility while working on federally funded roadways. So what kind of vest should you wear if you have an MCI on a roadway?
If youÌre a paramedic, chances are youÌve learned 12-leads on a LIFEPAK 11, externally paced with a LIFEPAK 10, quick-looked with a LIFEPAK 5 or hauled the original LIFEPAK 4 from a Cadillac ambulance. Now, the 15 is here.
The Titan Mount from Havis-Shields will hold your computer safely and securely, while eliminating vibrations.
The paramedics and physicians who have been using the EZ-IO intraosseous device should thank the military for the new smaller, lighter model.
GelFAST 2Go from Medonyx is an antiseptic gel designed with EMS in mind.
The compact, portableÜMegabrite LED LightÜ(Model MB-WLRO1) offers an internal light tower featuring 26 ultra-bright wide-area LED bulbs that produce 100 watts of light when the tower is pulled up and activated.
The Liberty Multi-Band Land Mobile Radio from Thales Communications allows local, state, federal and even Department of Defense agencies to communicate across public safety bands 136Ò174, 380Ò520, 700 and 800 MHz.
It's time to consider making the jump into cyberspace with electronic patient care reports (ePCRs). The advantages of manipulating data electronically are limitless, and they offer tremendous benefits for EMS managers, field providers, medical directors and other stakeholders in your service.
The MedVault Drug Locker from Knox Company is made from heavy aluminum and has a secure electronic keypad.
The EZ-IO LD Needle Set from Vidacare includes a 45-mm needle (compared to the 25-mm regular adult needle), and it's designed to accommodate these types of patients.
JEMS readers have enjoyed the humor of Steve Berry for years. Now you can get the laughter flowing in your classroom by incorporating a number of SteveÌs famous cartoons into the curriculum.
BRAVO! from C3 SoftWorks enables you to introduce, reinforce or review any topic through a variety of fun games: "Quiz Show" follows the format of Jeopardy!, "Billionaire" is akin to Who wants to be a Millionaire, "Showdown" follows Family Feud, and "Spin Off" is like Wheel of Fortune.
With more EMS systems adding RSI to their list of procedures, the need for a "rescue" airway is becoming commonplace. The feature-packed R∏sch EasyTube may be all you need.
The Cone Bar from The Traffic Safety Storeis a sturdy but inexpensive way to mark your scenes for crowd control, patient distribution or traffic flow.
The high-flow non-rebreather oxygen is making an immediate improvement as you place the ECG and obtain the 12-lead. You can see that your patient is really working hard to breathe, so you decide to set up the CPAP.
The need to document pulse oximetry levels is already an EMS standard of care, and the new PulseOx 6000 from SPO Medical has several features that make it ideal for field use.
Although PDAs and cell phones are loaded with more features every week, they still canÌt provide an ultrasound image of the inside of a human body. But the Acuson P10 from Siemens Healthcare can. It has all the features of a portable ultrasound machine in a device the size of a PDA.
When dealing with a hazmat incident, the more information you can obtain about a substance, the better equipped you are to deal with it. The free Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has recently been upgraded to WISER Version 4.2.
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