Every year,JEMS showcases recently released products designed to help EMS providers do their jobs more efficiently and safely. This March, theJEMS product review team spent two days combing the exhibit hall at the 24th annual EMS Today Conference & Exposition in Baltimore. The team of seasoned field providers, educators and EMS procurement specialists met with 227 exhibitors, reviewing products recently introduced to our industry and asking about product design, rationale, function and practical application for prehospital medicine. These are the team's picks for the hottest new products unveiled within the previous six months.
CPR Skills for All
How can CPR education be any easier than this? With CPR Anytime for Family & Friends from the American Heart Association (with learning technology by Laerdal), laypeople can learn CPR in the comfort of their own homes on an easy-to-use, compact manikin, guided by a 22-minute DVD, for under $30. Packaged for members of the public who don't need certification, CPR Anytime has the potential to greatly increase bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival rates. We can take a page from the in-home marketing people and have CPR parties.
For more information, call 877/AHA-4CPR or visitwww.cpranytime.org.
Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is a paramedic lieutenant with Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa. He's an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 18 years' EMS experience. Fran is currently pursuing his MBA at Widener University. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.