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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

Rural MT Ambulance Service Raising Money for Cardiac Equipment

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Three Rivers EMS in Columbia Falls is searching for funding to replace aging Zoll E-Series ambulance cardiac monitors.
Nonin co-pilot

Unboxing with Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment: Nonin CO-Pilot

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Join Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Editor Chris Mc Loone as he unboxes the Nonin CO-Pilot, a handheld multiparameter system that will monitor five different patient parameters.
FERNO patient shield

Donated FERNO Patient Shields Protect Chippewa Valley (WI) Regional EMS

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When Chippewa Valley EMS workers load their next coronavirus patients into ambulances, they may have a little more protection if those patients need additional oxygen.

JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman Provides Update on Drone First-Response Effectiveness

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The most advanced drone first response system in the United States, operated by the Chula Vista (CA) Police Department, should be followed and mimicked by EMS, police and law enforcement agencies around the country.

EMScapades: December 1, 2020

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Why the "free to wear your own masks" policy lasted only a quarter of a shift.
Nurse Teri Wheat poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Hearing Trouble More Obvious with Masks

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Hearing specialists across the U.S. say they have seen an uptick in visits from people who only now realize how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth.
In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects disposable gloves at the Top Glove factory in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Tuesday it expects a delay in deliveries after it was hit by a coronavirus outbreak that affected thousands of workers.

Virus Outbreak Delays Production at World’s Top Glove Maker

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The world's largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus.
Patrick Foye, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, hands out face masks on a New York subway, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. He announced at a news conference a regional 'Mask Force' that encourages universal mask usage on public transit.

Danish Study: Unclear If Masks Protect Wearers

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A study done in Denmark, published Wednesday in Annals of Internal Medicine, seemed to question whether and to what extent masks protect the wearer.
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transport team connect a patient to an ECMO system for transport.

Study: Use of ECMO Significantly Boosts Survival

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Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet.