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Mass casualty supply trailers are mobile caches of equipment for rapid response to mass casualty incident (MCI) scenes. During an MCI, supplies on responding ambulances may not be ...
Where are the mass casualty supplies in your ambulance or first response vehicles? I am guessing they are tucked in a cabinet behind the back-up airway kit or obstetrics kit, like ...
By Greg FrieseNext to the chief complaint of pain, "I am cold" is one of the complaints I hear most often and nearly any time of the year. For some patients, being cold ...
By Greg FrieseI wear a helmet when I cycle and skate. I have worn a helmet when riding on a rescue snowmobile and an ATV. I see firefighters wearing helmets on the same rescue ...
By Scott M. Bruner EMS1 Product EditorEmergency responders who are looking for a way to be able to transport patients off the beaten path – or directly from a dusty, beaten ...
By Scott M. Bruner EMS1 Product EditorWhen Randy Roberson, of Houston, dropped to the floor at work, convulsing, with a severe heart attack, his chances of survival became ...
By Scott M. Bruner EMS1 Product EditorWhen Columbus, Ohio, dispatchers watched in horror as their computer aided dispatch system (CAD) went down on New Year's Day 2010, because ...
By Scott M. Bruner FireRescue1 Product EditorDoran Manufacturing has just taken a step forward in taking the guesswork out of tire pressure with the release of their new 360HD Tire ...
By Scott M. Bruner EMS1.com Product EditorEach year, countless new products debut with the aim of improving EMS quality of care and capabilities, and 2009 was no different. As the ...
By Scott M. Bruner Product EditorThe proper removal of helmets during responses to motorcycle accidents is vital to the safety of patients – and a new product is aiming to ...
By Mara H. Gottfried The St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Natasha Fleischman was 33, she went into sudden cardiac arrest in St. Paul.Paramedics used a ...
While the Abiomed ventricular assist device provides great aid in treating cardiac patients, it still requires great skill and competence in the medical crew using it. Read on to ...
By Larry Sandler The Milwaukee Journal SentinelMILWAUKEE — For more than a year, a $400,000 system that pinpoints Fire Department vehicles on Milwaukee streets has been ...
The technique of injecting fluids and medicines directly into the bone marrow of the sick and injured has been around since the 1920s. Since then, we've come quite a long way with ...
By Michele Munz The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Outfitting St. Louis ambulances with machines that save precious minutes for heart attack patients would be one of ...
It's no secret that attendees of EMS EXPO return home every year with new ideas of potential purchases for their agencies. While there weren't as many new products on display this ...
By Jamie Thompson EMS1 Senior EditorATLANTA — An innovative supraglottic airway newly marketed to EMS was among the products on display at EMS Expo in Atlanta.I-gel is made ...
By Jamie Thompson EMS1 Senior EditorATLANTA — The first pocket ultrasound device aimed as a handheld diagnostic and screening tool for EMS personnel and other health care ...
By Jamie Thompson EMS1 Senior EditorATLANTA — A company specializing in portable 12-volt compressor and refrigeration technology launched its latest unit at EMS Expo in ...
By Matthew Bowers The Virginian-PilotPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The woman weighed as much as 1,000 pounds, and that required a special blend of creativity and muscle from the city ...