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  1. Hands On Product Reviews December 2015 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Subscribe | Newsletters | Advertise | Contact Us             Journal Supplements Subscribe Jobs Featured Jobs Search Jobs Post A Job Products Buyer's Guide Product Reviews Hot Products Hot Products Submissions Product Announcements Product Videos Technical Digests Webcasts White Papers Videos Ask the Expert Education & Training EMS 10 Interviews EMS Today Fitness JEMS Games Product Spotlight Home About Us Advertise Contact Us Our Team Authors Community Submit A Press Release News Patient Care Airway & Respiratory Cardiac & Resuscitation Trauma Administration & Leadership Communications & Dispatch Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Training Operations Ambulance & Vehicle Ops Equipment & Gear Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Major Incidents Mass Casualty Incidents Terrorism & Active Shooter Mobile Integrated Healthcare   Home About Us Advertise Contact Us Our Team Authors Community Submit A Press Release News Patient Care Airway & Respiratory Cardiac & Resuscitation Trauma Administration & Leadership Communications & Dispatch Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Training Operations Ambulance & Vehicle Ops Equipment & Gear Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Major Incidents Mass Casualty Incidents Terrorism & Active Shooter Mobile Integrated Healthcare Home Hands On Product Reviews December 2015 Hands On Product Reviews December 2015 Mon, Nov 23, 2015 By Dominic Silvestro, EMT P, EMS I Technology Meets the Medical Alert Bracelet Your patient has an altered mental status. One of the things you learned in your basic EMT class is to look for a medical alert bracelet. The EPIC-id USB Emergency ID Bracelet from Prolific Design Group is a major improvement to the traditional medical alert bracelet. Patients insert the EPIC-id into a USB port (no additional software required) and enter their medical history, personal information, insurance information, DNR status, living will, donor information, spiritual/religious preferences and requests, and photo. First responders simply insert the patient’s bracelet into their onboard computer to gain access to the data. A custom ID tag with the patient’s name, allergies and emergency contact information can be added for an additional charge. VITALS Colors: Black, red or white Price: $35.00 www.epic-id.com 800-252-2927   Defibrillation Training Device Practicing how to best conduct cardiac arrest scenarios has always been a top priority when teaching CPR. In order to make that training realistic, you usually have to purchase or borrow expensive defibrillation manikins and training defibrillators. This works OK but often doesn’t allow the student to use the actual defibrillator they’ll be using in the field. ShockLink from Laerdal Medical is a defibrillation training tool that allows students to use the same defibrillator they use in the field during training scenarios. The shock energy from the defibrillator is defused in the ShockLink cable. ShockLink works with many of the industry’s cardiac monitor/defibrillators and automated external defibrillators. The ShockLink remote control, or the Laerdal SimPad SkillReporter, can be used to prompt changes to simulated heart rhythm scenarios. [Native Advertisement] VITALS Price: $520.00 www.laerdal.com 877-523-7325   Traction Splint for Tight Places   You don’t always know what you’ll really find on scene until you get there. Imagine arriving at the patient’s side only to find a possible femur fracture. Due to its size, your traction splint is probably back in your ambulance. The Mustang Traction Splint from Emergency Products & Research is a small, lightweight traction splint that can easily fit in your trauma response bag. It has a unique design that stays within the profile of the body and doesn’t extend past the foot, making it ideal for use in small, confined spaces or for transport in aircraft. It can be used on both adult and pediatric patients and can be used above the knee in the event of a femur fracture with amputation below the knee. The Mustang is X-ray and CT-scan translucent and the Quick Cravats that hold the splint in place are disposable and replaceable for optimal infection control. VITALS Weight: 9 oz. Dimensions: 10 ½" x 3/4" x 4 1/4" Price: Call for price www.eandr.com 800-673-5003   Safer Patient Transport Unit   In a perfect world, all our patients would weigh less than 100 lbs., and be found lying in the middle of the floor on the ground floor of the building. The reality is that it’s usually the second or third floor, there’s no elevator, your stretcher doesn’t fit through the doorway, and you have to find a way to get the patient out without injuring yourself, your partner or the patient. Oh, and they usually weigh a little more than 100 lbs! Much like its predecessor the MegaMover, the MegaMover Select from Graham Medical is a patient transport, transfer and rescue unit that goes where your stretcher won’t, with fluid barrier construction to help protect you and your equipment. The MegaMover Select features multi-position handles that make it ideal for moving patients up or down stairs, promoting safer, more comfortable lifting positions as well as enhanced leverage. VITALS Dimensions: 40" x 80" Price: Call for price www.grahammedical.com 800-558-6765   Quick-Deploy Wound Care The speed at which life-saving wound care is administered to a critically injured patient at an active shooter scene can be a matter of life and death. A responder needs their equipment to be organized and be able to access it as fast as possible. The Active Shooter Event Casualty Response Kit from Rescue Essentials, a Hot Product from EMS Today 2015, is designed for rapid deployment of point-of-wound care supplies. A glove pouch, holders for two CAT tourniquets and a pair of 7 ½" trauma shears are on the outside of the bag, allowing for instant access and deployment. The inside of the kit is well-organized and contains gloves, a QuikLitter, additional CAT tourniquets, SWAT-T tourniquets, Halo chest seals, compressed gauze, 4" trauma dressings, 6" trauma dressings, causality cards with markers, and N95 masks. VITALS Weight: 4.5 lbs. Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 12" Price: $335.50 www.rescue-essentials.com 866-711-4843   IV Training Bags To become proficient in the skills we’re expected to perform in EMS, EMT and paramedic students must be able to practice over and over until the skill becomes second nature. Unfortunately, the chances to practice IV therapy, medication mixing and IV drip set-up and administration are limited because of regulations and pharmacological restriction. SimLabSolutions, a division of DiaMedical USA, has an answer to this problem with their line of Simulated IV Bags. These IV bags are realistically labeled but contain only distilled water. There’s no prescription needed to purchase and the bags are available prefilled or empty. Now the first time your students have to mix a medication, it’s not on a live patient. The bags are available in 0.9% NaCL; 5% dextrose; and 5% dextrose and 0.9% NaCL concentrations, and are available in multiple sizes: 50 mL, 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL and 1000 mL. VITALS Price: See website for prices www.diamedicalusa.com 877-593-6011   More Product Reviews from JEMS.com.   By Dominic Silvestro, EMT P, EMS I Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I, is a firefighter/paramedic for the Richmond Heights (Ohio) Fire Department. He is also an EMS coordinator and EMS educator for the University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute and an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College. He can be reached at  d.silvestro@jems.com . Sponsored Content is made possible by our sponsor; it does not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff. Subscribe today to  JEMS In EMS, you never know what you'll be faced with as each new shift begins. The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) is real-world EMS. It's informative, practical and an outstanding educational resource for EMS professionals. 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  2. Hot Products Gallery - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Activated Safety Lancet has a single-use retractable safety lock feature to avoid accidental finger sticks and enhance infection control . It’s OSHA-compliant and features a highly visible and thicker needle with deeper depth. Its smooth, auto

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  3. EMS Compass Seeks Public Input in Performance Measure Development - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, will host a series of webinars June 15-18, 2015.

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  4. EMS Compass Seeks Public Input in Performance Measure Development - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, will host a series of webinars June 15-18, 2015.

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  1. Medical Waste Not as Dangerous as its Stigma Suggests - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

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  2. Pro Bono: Complying with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

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  3. How EMS Systems Can Prepare for Outbreaks of Influenza and Other Diseases - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    The ability to care for others starts with caring for your personnel.

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  4. AMR and Cleanint Introduce Revolutionary New Product to Improve Safety & Cleanliness - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Every year in America Influenza infects 5-20 percent of the population with nearly 38,000 of those ending in death. Of those, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a highly contagious disease, infects approximately 94,000 people resulting in about 19,000 deaths.  Each of these and ...

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  5. AMR and Cleanint Introduce Revolutionary New Product to Improve Safety & Cleanliness - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Every year in America Influenza infects 5-20 percent of the population with nearly 38,000 of those ending in death. Of those, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a highly contagious disease, infects approximately 94,000 people resulting in about 19,000 deaths.  Each of these and ...

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  6. AMR and Cleanint Introduce Revolutionary New Product to Improve Safety & Cleanliness - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Every year in America Influenza infects 5-20 percent of the population with nearly 38,000 of those ending in death. Of those, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a highly contagious disease, infects approximately 94,000 people resulting in about 19,000 deaths.  Each of these and ...

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  7. Gordon Graham Presents on Making the Right Decisions in the Fast-Paced World of EMS at EMS Today 2015 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Gordon Graham, a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement, cautioned anyone can make a good decision when there is time to think things through. What do you do when you have no time to think? 

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  8. Gordon Graham Discusses Civil Liability for Public Safety Operations at EMS Today 2015 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Gordon Graham discussed the high risk world that you live in as a paramedic with a high chance you will get sued. Graham, a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement, chronicled how to recognize the events that have the highest probability of ending up in a lawsuit. With this, included the ...

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