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.
Bilingual Help in a Hurry
With an ever-increasing number of Spanish-speaking patients in the United States, the need for an easy-to-use medical translation field guide increases daily. Author Paul Maxwell has organized the Rapid Rescue Spanish guide by assessment topic. If your patient is having chest pains, turn to the chest pain tab and ask the pertinent questions. A phonetic pronunciation guide makes it easy for those without foreign language exposure.
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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.