EMS Equipment & EMS Product Reviews
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.
The disposable Blood Pressure Cuff Barrier from TIDI Products offers a convenient way to keep your cuffs clean and minimize the risk of transmitting infections.
Bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation is one of the most basic and, at times, most difficult EMS skills. The ability to maintain an open airway with proper head-tilt/chin-lift with one hand, while you squeeze the bag to ventilate the patient with the other, often becomes an issue of technique as well as hand size.
Keeping track of vital signs for one patient isnÌt too difficult. Keeping track of vital signs for several patients at the same incident can be quite a task. Vital Note from Paramed Systems lets you keep vital signs with each patient.
Cairns now offers the HP3 Commando Helmet, a good-looking piece of gear, certified for firefighting and able to be worn with SCBA. Its low-profile, no-brim design provides easier access at rescue scenes and in confined spaces.
How effective are your chest compressions and ventilations? The Ambu SmartMan knows. Using specially developed software, the SmartMan CPR manikin connects to a computer and provides you with real-time performance feedback.
Getting your flashlight to sufficiently illuminate what you need to see can be a challenge. The Scout Tac-Safety Utility Light from Foxfury solves this problem with its unique design.
The new Laerdal Compact Suction Unit (LCSU) 3is small enough to carry in the outer pocket of an airway bag, so youÌll never need to holler down the stairs for your partner to get the suction unit.
In 1993, William B. Patrick spent 18 months riding along with the Troy Fire Department in upstate New York. The end result isÜSaving Troy, a journalistic narrative that turns a complicated calling into an entertaining crash-course in life as a first responder.
The ResponderÌs Every Day (RED) bag is packed with features to help keep your everyday gear well organized.
The new line of EMS Rank Insignia from Collinson Enterprisesaddresses this issue in a very professional, classy way.
One ofÜMilton BradleyÌs classic games has been reinvented for EMS to give usÜOperation Rescue Kit.
The Silvertowne Mint is now producing EMS Coins that can be used as a fund_raiser, given to staff and supporters, or used as Ïchallenge moneyÓ for off-duty ÏbeverageÓ games.
Columbia River Knife and Tool melds artistic tool design with function in the aptly named product Guppie. ItÌs so cute your friends might steal it for themselves.