Hands On August 2012
Product reviews from street crews
The 5.11 Mission Ready 2.0 Rolling Duffle has heavy-duty wheels and axle, a collapsible handle, four external pockets, and reinforced bottom corners and skids. Other great features include the adjustable, high-impact locking clasps, four external carry handles and internal, roll-away dividers. Top access allows the bag to become top loader. VITALS Size: 28.75" x 15" x 13" Price: $269.99 www.511tactical.com 866/451-1726
Avery Supreme Wrapping Film is a new, affordable alternative to painting vehicles emergency vehicles. The film is available in 33 colors and high-visibility versions and can be custom matched to special paint shades if requested. It can be easily and quickly applied to any size or shape emergency vehicle. VITALS Sizes: Available in 60" x 50 yard and 60" x 25 yard roll sizes Call for pricing http://na.averygraphics.com/ 800/282-8379
Class Registration Software
Enrollware automates all of your American Heart Association training center tasks through an easy-to-use, Web-based application. When students enroll in your class, they’re recorded in your database permanently so you can access all your rosters with the click of a mouse. Enrollware also automates your American Heart Association certification card printing by automatically, creating card printing files from your data. Enrollware’s online class registration software eliminates the administrative paperwork and manual tasks typically associated with American Heart Association ECC class registration and enrollment. Pricing starts at $49 per month www.enrollware.com 561/247-2432
The Excel Cryo Cooling System is a non-invasive, easy-to-use, cooling collar that can be applied in just 10 seconds to effectively cool the vascular system leading to and from the brain of cardiac arrest, stroke or traumatic brain injury patients. This method is designed to induce mild therapeutic cerebral hypothermia by lowering the temperature of the brain. The system features a uniquely designed collar with a specialized door that works in conjunction with the Excel Cryo Cooling Elements that achieve -5° C within seconds of activation. The Excel Cryo Cooling Elements are properly aligned with the patient’s carotid triangle and also immobilizes the patient’s cervical spine. The key to the system is how it extracts heat from the blood and cools it as the blood passes through the arteries, inducing mild hypothermia. Price: MSRP $230 www.cryothermicsystems.com 877/528-2888
LEDs for a Good Cause
A feminine take on a tough, durable lighting tool, the Pink Strion LED has the same great features as the original model. It’s available in pink because girls need tough flashlights too. For every pink Strion LED sold, Streamlight will donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. By purchasing this product, you’re helping make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Size: 5.9"; 5.22 oz. Battery: Lithium Ion with on-board safety control circuit, 3.75V, 2000mAh minimum, rechargeable up to 500 times 800/523-7488 www.streamlight.com
Compression Rate Monitor
The Practi-CRM Compression Rate Monitor is designed to measure compression rate when practicing chest compressions on a manikin. Worn on the student’s wrist, a diode illuminates red when compressions are less than 100 per minute. When compression rate rises to 100 compression per minute or higher, the diode illuminates green. Flexible wrist band fits any size wrist. It may be used with any training manikin and comes with a one-year warranty. It’s sold individually or in packs of four. VITALS Price: $27.95 (single); $99.95 (four-pack) www.wnlsafety.com/Compression-Rate-Monitor-p/wlcrm.htm 800/884-9629
Compact & Colorful Monitor
It’s hard to imagine that the new ZOLL X-Series EMS Monitor weighs just 12 pounds when the first portable defibrillator in 1965 weighed more than 140 pounds. That’s just one of the new features that paramedics, who carry their monitor on just about every call, are buzzing about. Along with its light weight, the new monitor features a 6.5" color screen that can display four different physiologic parameter tracings or a 12-lead ECG in either a static or dynamic view. The X-Series also includes Masimo rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry and Welch Allyn’s rapid non-invasive blood pressure technology. And the unit’s CPR dashboard provides real-time numeric depth and rate values, and a perfusion performance indicator to maximize CPR performance. ZOLL’s See-Thru CPR also helps minimize the duration of interruptions by filtering out artifact, allowing you to see organized underlying rhythms during CPR. VITALS Dimensions: 8.9" x 10.4" x 7.9" Weight: 11.7 lbs. Screen: 6.5" color LCD Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion, 11.1 Vdc, 6.6 Ah Call for pricing www.ZOLL.com 800/348-9011
The Duramedic is the meeting of price and features to create long-lasting value, and is constructed with exceptional attention to detail. The design of the Duramedic Type allows it to be maneuvered in tight city streets and alleys.
Although designed to be compact in overall length, boasts a 96” width.
The Ultramedic offers the most powerful blend of functionality, comfort and safety. We set the industry standard for the largest interior and exterior capacity, as well as the options available to customize your module.
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Controlling compressible hemorrhage is the highest medical priority for improving survival in trauma cases. Now there is a new, simple and effective tool that will transform the way bleeding, particularly difficult-to-control bleeding, is managed in the field: the iTClamp50.