In a heartbeat: EMTs find their own reasons to sign up for a job where reaction time is everything

Divine Savior Healthcare paramedic Matthew Graf doesn't consider himself high-strung, but he has been known to regularly jump straight out of his chair when telephones, pagers or fax machines go off in his immediate vicinity.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Family shares, cares for community

Emergency care is a family affair at the Gaul household in Washington Twp.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

ÎBrilliantÌ Clipboard

Whether youÌre keeping notes at a nighttime MCI or just obtaining the signature on a 3 a.m. refusal form, lighting your clipboard can be an irritating challenge.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Document in the Dark

Having trouble seeing your keyboard in the dark? The Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard by Saitek can be a colorful solution.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Get Patients Sorted & Protected

MCIs during cold and other inclement weather add another critical concern for the medical sector commander. Although triaging, treating and transporting duties will keep you busy enough, you donÌt want bad weather conditions to add would-be survivors to the casualty count.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Multifunction Airway Training Manikin

Paramedic students need to practice techniques and be able to identify landmarks in actual patients based on what they see in the manikin. The new Adult Deluxe Airway Management Head from Simulaids offers realistic anatomical landmarks with the ability to practice all BLS and ALS airway adjuncts.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Pocket-Sized Eye Protection

Once you see a co-worker going through the body fluid exposure treatment protocol because blood, vomit (or worse) from a patient landed in their eyes, you learn to keep your eye protection handy. But finding it when you need it can be problematic.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Spring-Assisted Blade

The Kershaw Rescue Blur has features specifically designed for rescuers, including a spring-assisted blade that deploys rapidly with only one hand, and a stainless-steel blade with a rounded tip for added safety in close quarters.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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