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Air Pal Patient Mover

2006 Hot Products from EMS Today


 
 

FRAN HILDWINE, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Monday, June 25, 2007


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.

Easy Stretcher-to-Bed Transfer

The Air Pal Patient Mover air mattress allows a 98-lb. person using just two fingers to laterally transfer a 200-lb. (or more) patient from the ambulance stretcher to a hospital bed. A low-pressure, high-volume blower forces air out of a series of pinholes in the underside of the mattress (see below), similar to those on an air-hockey table. This flow of air reduces the friction and creates the weight-moving advantage.



For more information, call 800/633-4725 or visitwww.airpal.com.

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 atfran100b@zoominternet.net.




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