EMS Training Videos
Pie in the face for charity
Monday, December 02, 2013 02:34 PM Pacific
Every holiday season Arch Air-Medical Farmington base donates to a local charity.10 crew members agreed to be in a "Pie in the Face" contest. The crew member that raised the most money got a pie in the face.
Paramedics making house calls
Monday, December 02, 2013 02:32 PM Pacific
A Minnesota health care provider is testing a new program in the hopes of reducing ER admissions and keeping people healthier: they're sending paramedics on house calls to some of the area's sickest patients.
Car slams into student clinic
Monday, December 02, 2013 02:28 PM Pacific
One person was killed and eight others injured when a car rammed into a student clinic and day spa in Gilbert, Ariz.
Audio of ambulance involved in crash
Monday, November 25, 2013 10:36 AM Pacific
Audio recording of an ambulance in Plymouth, Pa. involved in an accident. The ambulance collided with a truck while transporting a patient. All injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Road ID - Put A Name to John Doe
Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:07 PM Pacific
Road ID manufactures identification products for cyclist, runners, kids & others, providing crucial information when you need it most.
'Pull to the Right' PSA
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:33 AM Pacific
A PSA from Santa Clara County EMS in Calif. teaching drivers and pedestrians what to do when they encounter an emergency vehicle en route.
Doty Belt Instruction Video
Thursday, November 14, 2013 03:32 PM Pacific
The Doty Belt / Lift Assist Harness gives First Responders and Caregivers the ability to lift and move people without putting themselves in the position of possibly injuring their back. When used properly this device will aid in moving heavy individuals as well as assisting people to walk.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 03:22 PM Pacific
The Doty Belt/ Patient Lift Assist Harness can been used on Bariatric patients by combining the 4 handle model with the six handle model.
New device may prevent labor complications
Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:59 AM Pacific
Seven years ago, Argentine car mechanic Jorge Odón watched a video on removing corks from wine bottles using only a plastic shopping bag. He then came up with the idea of using the same method to prevent complications during labor. Called the Odon Device, the gadget may save millions of lives.
OR dance party
Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:07 AM Pacific
Moments before going into surgery for a double mastectomy, Deborah Cohan held a dance party with her medical team at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco.
Remember Two Things: Rewarming Part 1
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:25 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead explains how to rewarm the mild to moderately hypothermic patient. There are some valid concerns and myths Steve addresses while rewarming a hypothermic patient.
Foam Roll IT Band
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 01:42 PM Pacific
A demonstration of how to use a foam roller for your IT band.
Man saved in dramatic helicopter rescue
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:57 AM Pacific
EMS received a call from a male who had suffered a broken ankle and was stuck on a cliff. A skillful helicopter pilot hovered above the rocks and breaking waves and managed to extract the man to safety. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Woman sneezes, flips vehicle
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:22 AM Pacific
Paramedics responded to the scene of a car accident caused by a woman sneezing and losing control of her vehicle.
Leatherman Raptor Product Review
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 03:41 PM Pacific
The Leatherman Raptor was developed with the input of special operations medics, EMTs and fire professionals to quickly and safely work in an emergency situation. It contains multipurpose features for medical-specific ops without an overkill of tools to complicate sometimes life-threatening situations.
Mass CPR training event held at university
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 02:51 PM Pacific
Through a partnership between MEDIC and the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment, the Lucky Hearts Campaign came to UNC Charlotte for a mass CPR training event.
Tiger mauling 911 call released
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:31 AM Pacific
27-year-old Kelci Saffery is recovering at OU Medical Center after she was attacked by a tiger at GW Exotic Animal Park.
Man high on drugs assaults paramedics trying to help him
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 09:39 AM Pacific
A paramedic and police officer were injured by a would-be patient. They thought it was a routine call for a man who fell in a parking lot, but the man went on a violent rampage just as they got him on the stretcher. The man kicked the paramedic in the chest and tried to head-butt him. Several paramedics and police had to restrain the man. The man was on a cocktail of heroin and other narcotics.
Monday, October 07, 2013 01:11 PM Pacific
Boston terrier helps a man do CPR on a doll and then brings it a blanket.
EMT strike ends
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 01:40 PM Pacific
A two-month long EMT strike in Imperial County, Calif. has ended.
Managing a BLS airway
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 08:29 AM Pacific
This video discusses how to manage a BLS airway utilizing tools such as a bag valve mask and an oral airway.
Helicopter EMS services
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 08:26 AM Pacific
Flight nurse Bill Norton discusses helicopter EMS services and when it's important to launch an aircraft in time of severe injury and medical necessity. When ground ambulances are far enough away, it affords the ability for the aircraft to get there and bring the patient back quicker.
CPR Survival Story: Bob Coughlin
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 07:53 AM Pacific
With the help of EMS1.com, Gallatin Heart Rescue teamed up to create 3 videos of successful CPR saves that occurred in the Gallatin Valley. These saves are people who were in full cardiac arrest, with CPR initiated immediately upon recognition.
CPR Survival Story: Ryan Sevy
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 06:44 AM Pacific
Ryan Sevy explains his miraculous CPR survival story. He was found in his bed not breathing and one of his roommates began giving him CPR. EMTs told his family that they were sure Ryan would have significant brain damage. However, Ryan began showing normal responses after two days and has been coined as a miracle.
Coolest ambulance ever?
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:24 AM Pacific
The 'Tailgating Command Unit' is a former ambulance turned ultimate tailgate truck!
Mass CPR training at football game
Monday, September 23, 2013 01:26 PM Pacific
EMS, cheerleaders, and students came together for a mass hands-only CPR training exercise during half-time at a football game at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pa.
Patient Stories: Air Ambulance Transport
Monday, September 23, 2013 01:14 PM Pacific
High school student Taylor Collins had been suffering from seizures and needed to be flown by air ambulance over 500 miles to Miami for medical testing. A group of her peers rallied together to make that happen.
ECG Interpretation: ECG Lead Perspectives
Thursday, September 19, 2013 05:09 PM Pacific
The perspectives of the 12 ECG leads on cardiac depolarosiation and repolarisation, with the six chest leads examining the flow of cardiac depolarisation and repolarisation in the horizontal plan and a second group of six leads examining these events in the vertical plane.
ECG Interpretation: ECG Nomenclature
Thursday, September 19, 2013 05:04 PM Pacific
The deflection produced by atrial depolarisation is termed a P wave while ventricular depolarisation produces the qrs complex. This teaches the correct nomenclature of individual deflections within the qrs complex and some important terms used in ECG analysis.
ECG Interpretation: Generation
Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:58 PM Pacific
Leads capable of detecting electrical signal are placed on the patient's body and the different lead positions record and analyse the flow of current through the heart from different perspectives.
ECG Interpretation: Cardiac Electrical Activity
Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:54 PM Pacific
The depolarisation and repolarisation waves spread through the heart in a highly predictable pattern and to understand the ECG readout, the pattern of spread of cardiac electrical activity needs to be understood.
ECG Interpretation: Bundle Branch Block
Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:38 PM Pacific
The pattern of ECG changes associated with right and left bundle branch block are predictable and you must be able to recognize them on the ECG.
ECG Interpretation: Atrio-Ventricular Block
Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:31 PM Pacific
Dysfunction of the AV node or diffuse damage to components of the ventricular conducting system can result in a delay or even failure of transmission of atrial depolarisation into the ventricular muscle mass. This situation is referred to as atrioventricular or AV block.
ECG Interpretation: AV Nodal Re-entrant Tachycardia
Thursday, September 19, 2013 03:46 PM Pacific
Understanding the underlying mechanism of AVNRT: when an unfortunately timed atrial ectopic and two strands of conducting tissue with opposite electrical properties in the junctional region of the heart establish a rapidly discharging, self sustaining, re-entrant loop of depolarising current, which will be discharged distally into the ventricles and atria.
Bystander captures cardiac arrest save
Thursday, September 19, 2013 09:37 AM Pacific
Engine 5 located in Rochester, N.Y. was called into action on a man who had a heart attack and stopped breathing. A nearby bystander captured the heroic save on camera.
Man's anus pierced by iron bar
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:24 AM Pacific
The man suffered the injury after slipping on an oily kitchen floor as he attempted to chase rats away with the weapon.
Innovation Zone: Pediatric Emergency Standards
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 08:54 AM Pacific
The Handtevy™ Pediatric Box is a complete, portable pediatric resuscitation and drug dosing system that allows the healthcare provider to run a pediatric code from start to finish.
Car Crashes Into Ambulance Trying to Cross Lanes
Thursday, September 12, 2013 09:50 AM Pacific
Not sure exactly which country this is from, but looks like a pretty risky move. The ambulance driver probably should have realized that lane wouldn't simply remain open enough for him to drive through, unless he was planning to go over the island.
Man Shocks Himself With Defibrillator for Fun
Thursday, September 12, 2013 09:43 AM Pacific
I guess this guy is some sort of performer who describes himself as "High voltage enthusiast with international media exposure." Not sure this is a such a good idea...
Bates Footwear's New Velocitor Boots
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 04:24 PM Pacific
The Velocitor Boot by Bates Footwear is performance driven with athletic styling and versatility. Featuring a lightweight leather and mesh upper, the exoskeleton design enhances comfort and flexibility while providing support while in motion. A cushioned EVA midsole adds medial support and a durable TPU toe bumper is scuff resistant. The rubber outsole on the Velocitor boot is slip resistant and withstands hard wear. Available at select retailers and on batesfootwear.com, the Velocitor boot comes in black, desert, and earth brown.
Hero paramedic rescues man who hit him with car
Monday, September 09, 2013 09:41 AM Pacific
Mon, Nov 26: A Toronto paramedic is being hailed a hero after rescuing a driver who smashed into him Friday afternoon. Jennifer Palisoc reports. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca
Benchmade Houdini Pro Rescue Tool Review
Monday, September 09, 2013 09:37 AM Pacific
If you work in emergency services (law enforcement, fire department, paramedic) it's important to have a tool dedicated to freeing victims of auto accidents from their vehicles. The Houdini Pro provides a well-made, compact package with the most important tools that you're likely to need in such circumstances.
- Spring-loaded window breaker
- Seatbelt Cutter (blade length: 0.5", blade steel: 9Cr13CoMoV stainless steel, .10" thick, Rockwell hardness: 57-58, lock style: lockback)
- Length Closed: 4.67"
- Length Open:5.9"
- LED Flashlight - 5-lumen lamp lights the way with approximately 10 hours of runtime.
- MSRP: $45
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This video was shot with a Canon G9 on loan.
Intoxicated EMT causes highway crash
Thursday, August 29, 2013 01:37 PM Pacific
EMT Brandon Lee hit two cars on the 35 East in Dayton, Ohio just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, he blew a .142 after he was taken into custody.
Measles, Mumps, & Rubella OH MY!
Thursday, August 29, 2013 09:16 AM Pacific
In the training video, Jon Puryear reviews mumps, measles, and rubella identifying the virus, epidemiology, clinical signs and symptoms of each. If you have not been vaccinated for MMR, you probably should strongly consider doing it now.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 09:09 AM Pacific
An automatic defibrillator gets taken apart and analysed.
If you want the flipdot indicator, search ebay UK for flipdot
Paramedic talks Guzman murder case
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:06 AM Pacific
Michael Guzman, who kidnapped and raped two University of New Mexico students in 1981, is fighting his first-degree murder conviction. Former paramedic Richard Fisher, who brought one of the victims to the ER, is speaking out against the appeal.
EMS prepare for motorcycle crash response
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:45 AM Pacific
With thousands of motorcyclists descending on southern Wisconsin next week, Greenfield's emergency responders are getting some cycle-specific training ahead of the celebration.
WauK board in Action
Friday, August 23, 2013 04:12 PM Pacific
Introducing the WauK™ board: a spinal immobilization board with the features of a dolly incorporated within it. The WauK™ board's one-of-a-kind, patented design adds the functionality of a dolly to a conventional backboard, allowing a first responder to extract an immobilized patient from tight, restricted spaces without back injury to the first responder
Student EMTs at Princeton
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 01:23 PM Pacific
A portrait of Axel Shum and Noah Brown in their daily lives as students and EMTs at Princeton University.
Dealing with death
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:57 AM Pacific
An EMT details one of the more difficult aspects of his profession: dealing with serious injury and death.
The quickest ambulance is a motorcycle
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 01:31 PM Pacific
EMT Eli Beer has organized a group of volunteer EMTs with smartphone apps and motorcycles to help patients in Jerusalem before an ambulance is able to get to them. And his idea has begun to go global.
MRx Durability in EMS
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 03:23 PM Pacific
The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is one tough unit. Thorough testing proves its rugged reliability. Every day EMS and Military professionals count on the MRx to deliver exceptional monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic field support. At our testing facility, we demand Philips products stand up to real-world scenarios. We create conditions as challenging as those found in the field. Watch as our MRx comes through with flying colors.
HeartStart MRx - Bombard It
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 03:04 PM Pacific
The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is one tough unit. Thorough testing proves its rugged reliability. Every day EMS and Military professionals count on the MRx to deliver exceptional monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic field support. Handheld radios and other equipment fill an EMS environment with radio frequencies that can affect critical monitoring. The MRx is designed to resist such interference. We bombard it with a broad range of frequencies to confirm that fact. Take a look.
HeartStart MRx - Spray It
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 02:58 PM Pacific
The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is one tough unit. Thorough testing proves its rugged reliability. Every day EMS and Military professionals count on the MRx to deliver exceptional monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic field support. Safety is of utmost concern. The MRx must shock a patient safely even if it's wet, as it might be at the scene of a fire. Our shower test really soaks the unit to demonstrate how tough the seal is.
HeartStart MRx - Shake It
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 02:48 PM Pacific
The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is one tough unit. Thorough testing proves its rugged reliability. Every day EMS and Military professionals count on the MRx to deliver exceptional monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic field support. Helicopter vibrations can be brutal. Rotors and wind gusts combine to shake things up. Watch some of the MRx's grueling 12-hour vibration test, designed to replicate the extremes experienced during military use.
Heartstart MRx - Drop It
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 02:39 PM Pacific
The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is one tough unit. Thorough testing proves its rugged reliability. Every day EMS and Military professionals count on the MRx to deliver exceptional monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic field support. In emergency situations, occasional drops are a certainty, yet your device must continue to provide monitoring/therapy. We subject the MRx to three types of mechanical shock -- or drop tests. See how well it survives.
EZ-IO Vascular Access System Training
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 01:39 PM Pacific
EZ to use, EZ to train and EZ to maintain the EZ-IO® is the clear choice of intraosseous solution for medical professionals and the best method to gain immediate vascular access...when you need it most. The EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System is a complete solution for immediate vascular access — whether you're facing difficult vascular access challenges or need immediate intraosseous access for critical situations and life-threatening emergencies.
PEARS® Course Trailer
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:25 AM Pacific
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS®) teaches you to quickly assess and stabilize a pediatric emergency situation until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. These actions can help improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children; resulting in improved outcomes. Order yours today! www.heart.org/pears
Paramedic speaks out on responding to car crashes
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:27 AM Pacific
A paramedic spoke with NewsWest 9 on what they go through when they respond to the scene of a crash. A scenario that is becoming all too common in the Basin. In fact, it appears there's no end in sight.
Velocitor Boots - New for Summer 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 01:37 PM Pacific
The Velocitor Boot by Bates Footwear is performance driven with athletic styling and versatility. Featuring a lightweight leather and mesh upper, the exoskeleton design enhances comfort and flexibility while providing support while in motion. A cushioned EVA midsole adds medial support and a durable TPU toe bumper is scuff resistant. Check them out: http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en/VelocitorBoots
The one2one Summits Experience
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 01:14 PM Pacific
See what the Delegates and Solution Providers of one2one have to say about their experience at the Summit and learn why it is the right choice for you and your business.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 02:08 AM Pacific
Iodinated contrast infused manually in live human subject for illustrative purposes only, to demonstrate rapid flow into right atrium. For more information, please visit www.Vidacare.com
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:55 AM Pacific
There's a saying that goes, "The job isn't finished until the paperwork is done." This is something that applies to EMS, too, especially when it comes to patient documentation. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:51 AM Pacific
In this segment Chris Cebollero discusses some tips and pearls about this essential EMS skill. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Treatment and Managing
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:47 AM Pacific
It never hurts to remember the basics when it comes to the treatment of the emergent patient. Protocols, combine with critical thinking skills will help you decide how to manage your patient. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:43 AM Pacific
It doesn't help when you shake, rattle and roll both your patient and partner in the back of the ambulance during transport. Smooth driving will make for a smooth call. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:38 AM Pacific
We never really know what calls we're going to get in EMS - so it's vital to make sure that all of our equipment is ready to go. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Getting Back in Service
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 05:20 PM Pacific
Once we've completed our call, what's the best way to get ourselves back in service to best take care of our system? Chris Cebollero offers some ideas. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 05:16 PM Pacific
One of the most important things we do with patients is building up a rapport as quickly as possible so we can provide better care. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 05:01 PM Pacific
As we get the patient out of the ambulance and into the ER, this is a critical part of the patient care process. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 04:56 PM Pacific
One of the most dangerous things we do on shift is respond to the scene, but there are ways to reduce the risks. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 04:50 PM Pacific
While EMS is generally great at securing the scene, there's room for improvement when it comes to maintaining scene safety. Sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
iTClamp™ Hemorrhage Control System
Monday, July 01, 2013 04:27 PM Pacific
The iTClamp™ Hemorrhage Control System, iTraumaCare’s™ first product, is a temporary wound closure device to control severe bleeding within seconds of application to a traumatic injury. The iTClamp seals the edges of a wound closed to create a temporary pool of blood under pressure, which forms a stable clot that mitigates further blood loss until the wound can be surgically repaired.
FleetDriver-101 Online Driving Simulation Demo
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 03:12 PM Pacific
FleetDriver-101™ provides impactful training with "online simulation" for fleet drivers, regardless of vehicle type. It provides targeted, immediate, and convenient training that address hazard awareness and safe driving techniques. FleetDriver-101 quickly and economically improves driver behavior to reduce risks and liability.
TrueCPR Coaching Device
Friday, June 14, 2013 12:53 AM Pacific
The TrueCPR™ Coaching Device is designed to optimize the quality and performance of manual CPR providing simple, accurate feedback to rescuers in both real time and after the event.
EMS "Thank You" video
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:32 PM Pacific
The American Stroke Association made a video to thank EMS professionals for their vital role in stroke treatment and care.
DC ambulance shuts down with dying suspect on board
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:31 PM Pacific
Fire officials say it wasn't because of an attempt to let a suspected cop shooter die in their care, but because a new piece of equipment on their truck meant to reduce diesel emissions forced the ambulance to shut down.
U.S. Airways Belly Landing in NJ
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:29 PM Pacific
A US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a dramatic belly landing at Newark International Airport. Terrified passengers managed to escape the plane unharmed after the plane's pilot performed a heroic emergency landing.
We Will Stand
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:29 PM Pacific
With so many recent disasters and senseless tragedies, many of the forgotten victims are the courageous EMTs, firefighters and first responders. May I present my new song, We Will Stand written in honor of everyone that puts their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe.
UCLA EMS physical skills
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:27 PM Pacific
Video gives applicants an opportunity to familiarize themselves with how the UCLA EMS gurney works and to understand two of the skills that they will be completing during the physical exam.
CPR flash mob
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:26 PM Pacific
Thurston County EMS CPR did a flash mob with 41 EMS personnel at Capital Mall for EMS Week to promote citizen CPR.
Paramedic dragged to death by helicopter
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:16 PM Pacific
A report into the death of a paramedic after he tried to rescue an injured canyoner from a rock ledge has found there were issues with several safety measures in the NSW Ambulance Service.
EMT students prepare for mass casualty disaster
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:15 PM Pacific
Disaster at a daycare would be the headline if the events were real, but EMT students responded to a "worst case scenario" drill, to help better prepare them for a mass casualty incident.
Labor pain simulator on two men
Monday, June 03, 2013 01:15 PM Pacific
Thanks to simulated labor, men might be able to get a better feel for the excruciating pain that comes with child labor. In the video, the two men used electro-stimulations to simulate contractions so they could experience the distress for themselves.
Monday, May 13, 2013 09:50 AM Pacific
See the expanded Ultra Lites collection, now avaialable in sage and desert tan.
NEW! Zero Mass Collection
Monday, May 13, 2013 09:49 AM Pacific
The next generation of lightweight footwear. Designed with the highest quality lightweight components, the Zero Mass collection allows for natural movement and lasting comfort.
Monday, May 13, 2013 09:48 AM Pacific
Check out the iCS collection, now expanded with new additions in desert tan and sage.
iPCR Dales Story
Thursday, May 09, 2013 03:36 PM Pacific
Interview with Dale Hemstalk of iPCR - Forte Holdings.
Baby given gas therapy in ambulance
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 01:01 PM Pacific
Two babies at risk of brain injury after being deprived of oxygen during birth have been given xenon gas as they were transferred between hospitals, saving them from suffocation.
Monday, April 01, 2013 12:01 AM Pacific
Stryker Power-LOAD™ Cot Fastener System demonstration with WPD Ambulance, 1st in Western Canada to purchase this innovative system.
Crestline Ambulance Equipped With ACETECH
Monday, April 01, 2013 11:57 AM Pacific
ACETECH modules seamlessly merge with your vehicle's onboard electronics and communications to give you real-time information into every facet of operational conditions. Benet from increased driver and occupant safety, crash prevention, and fleet tracking. Increase your fuel efficiency while reducing carbon emissions and operating costs.
Crestline Product Demo of the Summit Ambulance
Monday, April 01, 2013 11:51 AM Pacific
Crestline's new SUMMIT Type III ambulance provides paramedics and patients with the safest, operationally and ergonomically sound vehicle. The Summit was specifically designed to meet the needs of fire departments, first responders and EMS services.
Mac's Lift Gate: Hydraulic Lift on Ambulance
Monday, March 25, 2013 04:33 PM Pacific
Boston EMS introduces the hydraulic lift from Mac's Lift Gate. This product helps prevent injuries that occur while lifting obese individuals during times of distress.
Life-Stat®: A Proven Life Saver
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:33 AM Pacific
Michigan Instruments introduces the Life-Stat®, a mechanical chest compressor that fully meets the 2010 AHA guidelines.
Paramedic Harlem Shake
Friday, March 01, 2013 03:59 PM Pacific
Paramedics put on their own rendition of the viral "Harlem Shake" dance craze.
PCR Lens Introduction
Thursday, February 28, 2013 03:25 PM Pacific
PCR Lens will provide EMS administrators, medical directors, crew chiefs, and business a 360° view of operational effectiveness from the standpoint of field data collection. The system presents an opportunity to collate and assess field data through a straightforward and intuitive user interface.
First IV attempt
Thursday, February 07, 2013 04:50 PM Pacific
This man records his classmate's first attempt at an IV...on himself.
Thursday, February 07, 2013 04:49 PM Pacific
A couple explains what it's like to be on the frontlines together in Afghanistan.
Boy buys ambulance
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 04:19 PM Pacific
Instead of gifts for his bar mitzvah, teen asked for help in purchasing an ambulance.
Medics save injured pedestrian
Friday, January 25, 2013 05:05 PM Pacific
Medics rush to save a man and perform emergency surgery after he was badly injured when he was hit by a car.
Huge light fixture falls on wrestler
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 03:38 PM Pacific
In the tense moments of a wrestling match, a light fixture crashes down on one of the wrestlers. Luckily, he only received minor injuries and a few stitches.
The eCore Advantage
Friday, January 18, 2013 01:33 PM Pacific
eCore Software Inc. workforce productivity solutions to public service organizations like EMS operations, fire and police departments, 911 dispatch agencies and hospitals. Get the eCore Advantage today.
Innovation Zone - The REEL Splint
Friday, December 21, 2012 04:38 PM Pacific
Chris Cebollero takes a close look at the remarkable REEL Splint. Used by the military and now available for the civilian EMS market, the REEL splint is several splints in one including a traction splint.
Ambulance strikes pedestrian
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 05:51 PM Pacific
An ambulance hits a pedestrian, seemingly unaware of the oncoming vehicle, as they emerge from behind a car into the road.
Deer rescued from the sea
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 03:37 PM Pacific
A deer is found drifting in the sea during an outrigger program in Hawaii. Lifeguards come to its rescue.
David Page Shares ResQPOD Experience
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:42 AM Pacific
David Page, an EMT for Allina Medical Transportation in Minnesota, talks about his experience with the ResQPOD. The ResQPOD is an impedance threshold device manufactured by Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc., and when used with CPR helps to increase the chances of survival in individuals experiencing cardiac arrest.
ResQPOD in Action: David Page
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:31 AM Pacific
David Page, EMT-P for Allina Medical Transportation in Minnesota, talks about his service's experience with the ResQPOD. The ResQPOD is an impedance threshold device manufactured by Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. to enhance blood flow in states of low circulation.
Charles Lick Discusses ResQPOD Experience
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:25 AM Pacific
Charles Lick, MD, medical director for Allina Medical Transportation in Minnesota, talks about his experiences using the ResQPOD. The ResQPOD is an impedance threshold device manufactured by Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc., and when used with CPR helps to increase the chances of survival in individuals experiencing cardiac arrest.
Introducing the ABL Lift
Friday, November 30, 2012 03:22 PM Pacific
Easily load and unload patients into your vehicle using automatic stretcher lifts from Rossbro.
Shopping paramedics prank
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 03:37 PM Pacific
These "paramedics" get a helpless bystander to hold an IV for just a moment while they go shopping.
The importance of seat belts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 05:14 PM Pacific
Cameras catch an accident when these two men are rear-ended. Had they not been wearing seat belts, they likely would've been seriously injured.
Paramedic's stretcher fail
Friday, November 02, 2012 01:57 PM Pacific
These paramedics somehow botch transporting a patient strapped to a stretcher through hospital doors.
GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope
Friday, November 02, 2012 08:43 AM Pacific
Designed for a wide variety of clinical settings, and for patients from preterm to morbidly obese, GlideScope video laryngoscopes provide a consistently clear, real-time view of the airway and tube placement, enabling quick intubation. GlideScope video laryngoscopes come in both single-use and reusable configurations.
The Wish Ambulance
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 04:41 PM Pacific
Aya, a six-year-old with advanced leukemia asked to see the sea and go to the beach and eat some pizza. The Wish Ambulance made that wish come true.
Cat rescue fail
Friday, October 26, 2012 01:38 PM Pacific
Rescuers try to save this cat, but things don't go as planned.
Action Training Systems Online - Fire and EMS Training Online
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 05:01 PM Pacific
Action Training Systems has been producing training programs for emergency responders for over 24 years. We have always been known for the quality of our content and now all of our programs are available via online delivery. Train your department/organization members anywhere, anytime.
Innovation Zone: BariBoard CPR Board
Thursday, October 11, 2012 04:53 PM Pacific
Innovation Zone's Chris Cebollero takes a look at the simple yet innovative BariBoard from Rapid Deployment Products. This revolutionary CPR board is just the answer in maximizing CPR compressions with large or obese patients.
How to survive a plane crash
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 04:19 PM Pacific
This experiment looks at what actually happens during a plane crash and the science behind surviving it.
MEDIC Project 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 04:52 PM Pacific
This informational video shows how to properly handle a possible allergic reaction patient.
EZ Lift Product Introduction
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:08 AM Pacific
Learn about the EZ Lift Rescue System from the inventor; Dr. Rob Heck. The video includes a compelling product demonstration.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:53 AM Pacific
This video demonstration shows the EZ LIFT Rescue System in action, lifting a patient from ground to gurney and carrying both up and down stairs.
EZ LIFT Bounce Test
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:29 AM Pacific
The first test of the EZ LIFT Rescue System vs. Iron Duck Traditional backboards.
Innovation Zone: EMS exam preparation
Monday, September 17, 2012 10:36 AM Pacific
Innovation Zone host Chris Cebollero takes a look at some of the innovative EMS exam products from the folks at Limmer Creative. Created by Stephanie and Dan Limmer, Limmer Creative offers products for web-based systems as well as smartphones and tablets.
Powerful New Tool for EMS Management
Monday, September 10, 2012 04:18 PM Pacific
Dashboard adds a new dimension to Digitech's Ambulance Commander that helps clients manage EMS transport billing even more effectively. The module's intuitive, easy-to-use interface brings EMS operational, financial, and historical data into a powerful suite of reporting and analysis tools. Realtime information is constantly updated, giving Dashboard users a clear window into all aspects of their business and operations.
Sneak Peek into Hamilton Medical
Thursday, August 30, 2012 04:09 PM Pacific
Hamilton Company is a global enterprise with manufacturing facilities in Reno, Nevada and Bonaduz, Switzerland. Hamilton Company consists of three divisions: Robotics, Laboratories & Sensors and Hamilton Medical.
A quick taste of Fisdap's Preceptor Training
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:20 AM Pacific
When you were in training, who was your favorite mentor and what made him or her such a good preceptor? What qualities did you admire in them and how did they communicate with you? Preceptor Training is an introduction to adult education theory that trains good clinicians how to also be excellent mentors.
A Tale of Two Triads
Monday, June 25, 2012 09:42 AM Pacific
In EMS we get to hear, study and even see many sets of signs and symtoms. Two of these are Becks and Cushings Triad. With so many signs and symptoms to recall why have two that end in Triad? Listen to this week's Minutes for a quick breakdown on the two. Go to EMS Office Hours to get more questions like these answered!
EMS Patient Assessment | C-Spine
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 02:14 PM Pacific
This weeks Monday Minutes offers a quick EMS mini-refresher on the C-spine. Noting key areas you should think about when assessing your patient with a potential spinal injury as an EMT or Paramedic.
Get even more anatomy help here.
Innovation Zone: Miller Coach Company — Sprinter Ambulances
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:32 AM Pacific
In this edition of Innovation Zone, host Chris Cebollero talks about the evolution of the Sprinter ambulances in the EMS market during the past decade. He also shows us some innovative features on the Miller Coach Sprinter ambulance.
Trauma triage will never be the same
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 02:10 PM Pacific
How does it sound to have a tool that includes:
• A spring loaded steel tip window punch for extrication
• 440C stainless steel hook blade for clothes removal & seatbelt cutting
• LED light for pupil assessments or other illumination needs
• 1/2 serrated 440C stainless steel blade for all your cutting needs
• Stainless steel belt clip & heavy duty nylon belt sheath
ePCR on iPad, Android, PC, Mac and More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 08:43 AM Pacific
The next release from ImageTrend extends the trusted Field Bridge brand with multi-platform support for Apple’s iPad, Google Android-based tablets, Windows 8 tablets, Windows-based PCs or Mac.
Bariatric automatic stretcher lift by Rossbro Has a 32" wide X 74" usable length.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:10 AM Pacific
•May be used for everyday use.
•Certified to LIFT 1100 LBS.
•Fully sealed cassette for weather protection.
• Designed for -40º weather.
• No chassis modifications.
• Can be used with ALL Ferno & Stryker stretchers.
Gain the advantage when accuracy is critical
Monday, May 07, 2012 05:56 PM Pacific
When life-saving emergency care is in your hands, count on the new Flow-Safe® II Disposable CPAP system from Mercury Medical. A major leap in product innovation, Flow-Safe II has so many advantages, it clearly puts you at an advantage.
ThoraQuik Chest Decompression Device
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 09:18 AM Pacific
ThoraQuikâ„¢ is a simple, single and complete solution for the treatment of suspected pneumothorax. With pneumothorax a quick response is key to improving patient outcome. Traditional treatment using a large bore cannula or needle is adequate, but using the wrong size or an unsuitable product can lead to unnecessary complications. ThoraQuikâ„¢ is designed to overcome these problems, giving you a safe and reliable way to treat pneumothorax.
Nasco Whirl-Pak Laboratory Sampling Bags
Monday, April 23, 2012 11:52 AM Pacific
Whirl-Pak bags are laboratory sampling bags that are guaranteed sterile and can be used for liquids or solids. Made of strong and clear polyethylene, they are an ideal alternative to bulky, fragile beakers and other hard-side containers. Watch the video for more information on how to use and purchase Whirl-Pak bags and consider using them for all your sampling needs!
The first fully portable video laryngoscope designed for difficult airways
Monday, April 23, 2012 11:34 AM Pacific
The McGRATH® Series 5 Video Laryngoscope is designed to provide a clear view of the vocal cords during intubation with little or no change in laryngoscopic technique. A small camera and powerful light source are located at the distal end of the McGRATH® Video Laryngoscope blade. Once a clear image of the vocal cords and surrounding airway anatomy is obtained, a standard ET tube is then guided by the clinician through the vocal cords and into the larynx while viewed in real time on the color video display. The McGRATH® Video Laryngoscope is designed to simplify intubation of difficult airways and minimize the lifting forces often necessary for successful intubation even on routine airways. Now all intubations can be less traumatic than ever before.
The hands-free solution for MAC airway maintenance
Monday, April 23, 2012 11:24 AM Pacific
This new hands-free solution helps clinicians maintain an open airway during any procedure in which a patient is sedated and the airway may be compromised. The JED™ assists the clinicians in performing an optimal jaw thrust, eliminating the need for the clinician to manually maintain the jaw thrust during a procedure. In addition, the JED™ may be left in place as the patient recovers following the procedure, providing an open airway until sedation wears off.
New Features: Consolidated Views Add Speed: Agility to Workforce Managment
Monday, April 23, 2012 11:08 AM Pacific
This latest upgrade consolidates schedule views making it easier to see schedules, shift trades,time-off, rotations and calendar events on a single screen. More information on a single view means better overview of your scheduling patterns and needs. Also in this upgrade are additional access level options to improve multi-user administration and navigation improvements which give quicker direct access to any part of the system.
PSA: Put yourself in our boots
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 04:22 PM Pacific
This TV spot highlights a common danger faced by first responders: Dangerous driving habits. It covers actual experiences of paramedics who were trying to transport patients safely to the hospital when they encountered dangerous traffic situations. The PSA encourages drivers to stay alert behind the wheel and yield to approaching emergency vehicles. Learn more at http://www.jpmf.ca/safety-videos/.
Demo of "Emergency: The Paramedic Simulator"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 04:04 PM Pacific
A quick demo of the new "Emergency: The Paramedic Simulator" game in development now. This video shows a demonstration of the game engine as used to conduct a standard on-scene patient assessment.
DVM-250 Video Event Recorder
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:14 AM Pacific
Digital Ally’s DVM-250 Video Event Data Recorder (VEDR) has been designed with the entire system integrated into a rear-view mirror in order to minimize space usage and not interfere with the driver’s line of sight. Simply remove the factory mirror and install the DVM-250.
Innovation Zone: Uncovering the B.E.A.R.
Monday, April 02, 2012 10:25 AM Pacific
Host Chris Cebollero highlights the innovative and economical B.E.A.R. (Bariatric Equalizing Abdominal Restraint) from BEAR-iatrics, Inc. This device can turn any stretcher or backboard into a bariatric transport device.
ICEevents: Protect Your Event by Protecting Your Participants
Thursday, March 29, 2012 03:15 PM Pacific
Free service offered to sporting events by ICEdot.
ICE.events quickly identifies an athlete and offers medical information and multiple emergency contacts on the scene! Any first responder can text message an athlete's bib number to a short code and receive a reply with the athlete's identity, important medical information and emergency contacts.
Calif. county outsourcing paramedic calls
Friday, March 23, 2012 04:10 PM Pacific
The Selma, Calif., City Council is moving forward with plans to outsource ambulance services to American Ambulance, which will result in at least three layoffs.
Paramedic in action: 7th-floor rescue
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 04:25 PM Pacific
A 32-year-old male fell from a ladder and was suspected to be suffering from arm and hip fractures and a back injury. The complicated rescue and evacuation were successful due to a tidy collaboration between the fire department and the workers in the construction site.
Close call: Clueless driver
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 04:23 PM Pacific
This driver ignored the ambulance's lights and siren and was almost involved in a traffic accident as a result.
Rescue helicopter falls apart on landing
Friday, March 16, 2012 04:41 PM Pacific
The crew escapes with minor injuries when a rescue helicopter disintegrates upon landing in Para, northern Brazil. The helicopter shakes as it lands before the front falls off and the tail breaks in two. It may have experienced ground resonance, similar to what happens in a washing machine when clothes are concentrated at one point during a spin cycle
Friday, March 16, 2012 04:40 PM Pacific
One of the most important character traits to develop is flexibility. The ability to change direction, change pace and continue to move forward in pursuit of your goals is important. However, your ability to develop flexibility will help you most when it really matters: On the scene of a true emergency.
TargetSolutions - Train, Track, Report
Thursday, March 15, 2012 05:44 PM Pacific
TargetSolutions delivers innovative applications that help fire departments run more efficiently. Our easy-to-use Platform Solutions cover four categories: Learning Management, Online Training, Records Management, and Career Development.
Study other educators
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 04:20 PM Pacific
Kyle David Bates says new instructors would be wise to go to other courses and learn from experienced educators.
Check Your Vehicle Idle Stats with IdleRight 2 by Havis
Monday, March 12, 2012 11:54 AM Pacific
Determine your vehicle's idle hours saved with the IdleRight 2 LED statistics that manage the battery's condition. IdleRight provides substantial fuel savings, decreased engine wear and harmful emissions while exceeding most states' anti-idling regulations.
New Automated Bagger Protects Your Havis Purchase
Monday, March 12, 2012 11:44 AM Pacific
Havis products are now sealed in plastic, providing additional protection and traceability during transportation. Product information is printed directly on the bag to aid with part identification including: bar code and human readable part number, manufacturer date and revision level.
Combat Engine Exhaust Carcinogens with AIRVAC 911 Clean Air
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 03:34 PM Pacific
The AIRVAC 911 Exhaust Removal System is the only product to remove engine "backwash." It is AFG and GSA Contract-approved to protect fire and EMS personnel from engine exhaust carcinogens. It is self-contained, customizable and highly affordable for every department. The Coanda® airflow design pulls contaminants up and out and re-circulates clean air.
The O2-RESQ Disposable CPAP System
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 01:24 PM Pacific
The O2-RESQ is a completely disposable CPAP system. The plastic high-flow generator connects to a high-pressure 50psi oxygen outlet and CPAP pressure is regulated with interchangeable valves.
AmbuTrak Inventory Management System
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:32 AM Pacific
AmbuTrak Inventory Management System is designed specifically for the demands of the Emergency Medical Services industry, making it the preferred choice for EMS professionals.
CT-EMS Carbon Traction Leg Splint
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 09:00 AM Pacific
The FareTec CT-EMS Carbon Traction Leg Splint offers corrosion resistance, temperature stability, superior yield strength and a superior strength-to-weight ratio. The 4:1 pulley traction system allows for a micro adjustment to generate a precise amount of traction.
LifeBox50 Transport Container
Monday, February 27, 2012 05:41 PM Pacific
The LifeBox50 is designed to store, maintain and transport sensitive fluids at their appropriate temperature for extended periods of time.
PHILIPS MP2 Patient Monitor
Monday, February 27, 2012 05:31 PM Pacific
The Philips IntelliVue MP2 is a remarkably light, flexible and durable transport monitor that’s also easy to use.
Ambu Pentax AWS Video Laryngoscope
Monday, February 27, 2012 05:08 PM Pacific
Learn more about the PENTAX Airway Scope, a portable video laryngoscope with advanced imaging technology to help enable accurate endotracheal tube placement during difficult intubations.
UCapIt Controlled Access Pharmaceutical Dispensers
Monday, February 27, 2012 03:39 PM Pacific
UCapIt Controlled Access Pharmaceutical Dispensers help address major supply room challenges. The inventory management system allows EMS management to track inventory and dispense products according to access protocol.
Thermal Angel Overview
Monday, February 27, 2012 03:31 PM Pacific
The Thermal Angel is a lightweight, battery-powered blood and IV fluid warmer that serves as a single point of heated infusion from first patient contact through the entire continuum of care.
SAM Pelvic Sling II Overview
Monday, February 27, 2012 03:23 PM Pacific
The SAM Pelvic Sling II is a force-controlled circumferential pelvic belt that reduces and stabilizes open-book pelvic fractures. It is designed to help the responder avoid over- or under-tightening the belt.
SAM Chest Seal Overview
Monday, February 13, 2012 10:42 AM Pacific
An open chest wound, or sucking chest wound, is a life-threatening condition that could lead to tension pneumothorax. The SAM Chest Seal is a self-adherent occlusive dressing designed to treat open chest wounds. The seal is available with or without a one-way valve.
Oridion Disposable CO2 Sampling Lines Overview
Monday, February 13, 2012 10:30 AM Pacific
Capnography is an early indicator of adverse airway and respiratory issues. It can be used to monitor the severity of a patient’s condition and the effectiveness of treatment. With Oridion Disposable CO2 sampling lines, EMS providers can immediately detect airway obstruction and other ventilation problems. The lines provide continuous feedback on the breathing and ventilatory status of patients in emergency care.
2011 Paramedic of the Year
Friday, February 10, 2012 04:20 PM Pacific
This fire department in Little Elm, Texas, holds an annual awards banquet in the style of the MTV Music Awards.
ResQPOD Impedance Threshold Device Overview
Thursday, February 09, 2012 01:04 PM Pacific
The ResQPOD is an Impedance Threshold Device, or ITD, that significantly increases circulation during CPR for patients in cardiac arrest. The non-invasive, single-use device prevents unnecessary air from entering the chest during CPR, creating a negative pressure vacuum as the chest recoils. The enhanced vacuum refills the heart after each chest compression, increasing blood flow to the heart. The increased preload to the heart helps make compressions more effective and increases the chances of a successful defibrillation and return of spontaneous circulation.
Four boys airlifted from canyon
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 03:58 PM Pacific
A 14-year-old boy managed to get cell phone reception and called 911 from an Azuza Canyon cliffside Sunday afternoon. This led to Air-5 Rescue pilots and Emergency Services Detail (Special Enforcement Bureau) paramedic deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department flying in and rescuing a total of four boys, one at a time.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance iPhone app
Friday, January 20, 2012 04:07 PM Pacific
Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the U.K. wanted to use a new iPhone app to appeal to a younger audience and increase support and donations. It includes a sound board where users can hear radio chatter and helicopter sounds, and users can broadcast information. Finally, the map feature in the app illustrates how much work YAA does each week.
Cary Area EMS
Friday, January 20, 2012 04:06 PM Pacific
This video provides a short introduction to the hardworking men and women of Cary Area EMS in N.C.
Mother and newborn in EMS transport
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:52 AM Pacific
This clip is part of an online training module titled "Safe Transport of Children in EMS Vehicles" for Safer New Mexico Now. The scenario video demonstrates mother and newborn in EMS transport. For more information, see www.pediatricemergencytraining.com.
"EMERGENCY!" Intro: Pilot Movie
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:50 AM Pacific
Hard to believe it's 40 years ago! This is the full intro to the Pilot Movie of the television show "Emergency!" The TV movie was called "The Wedsworth-Townsend Act", and it originally aired on Saturday January 15, 1972.
Hikers find man's body in Boylston
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:25 AM Pacific
Authorities in Boylston, Mass., are investigating the death of a man found in Boylston. State and local police, along with the fire department and EMS, responded to a call at 3:50 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a "deceased adult male."
Woman rushed to hospital after hitting pole
Friday, January 06, 2012 05:18 PM Pacific
A elderly woman was rushed to hospital due to this single-vehicle accident. Firefighters and paramedics had to use the jaws of life to get her out of the vehicle.
Funeral service for Australian paramedic Mick Wilson
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 04:36 PM Pacific
From 8.30 a.m. Jan. 3, hundreds of emergency service personnel descended upon St. James Anglican Church in Sydney. Two ambulance motorcycles led the way, flanked by his colleagues from the SCAT Paramedic team, for the hearse carrying the body of Michael Gordon Wilson to drive up Phillip St. It was a fitting tribute to a loving father, husband and paramedic.
Restored vintage ambulance
Friday, December 23, 2011 11:01 AM Pacific
A fully restored genuine Citroen DS Ambulance demonstrating the siren horns and warning bell working.
Mac's Lift Gate Inc. Bariatric Ambulance Lift Demo
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:29 AM Pacific
This is a Mac's Bariatric Ambulance Lift manufactured by Mac's Lift Gate Inc. in Long Beach, CA. These lifts are capable of lifting up to 1,300 lbs and stow completely underneath the ambulance. They are available for new mount or remount on your Type 1 and Type 3 ambulances. Available through your local ambulance outfitter or contact us at (800) 795-MACS.
Medics buy diabetic food to save his life
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 04:19 PM Pacific
You won't find it in their job description, but some Roseburg, Ore., EMTs did some emergency grocery shopping last week to keep a man from slipping back into a diabetic coma.
FIT for Duty Chief
Friday, December 16, 2011 04:06 PM Pacific
FIT for Duty is a functional injury-prevention training designed by firefighter/paramedic Jason Arney-O'Neil for the Woodbury Fire Department of Woodbury, MN. This training focuses on strengthening cardiovascular endurance and abdominal muscles, this will help with posture while sitting long periods as well as keeping your heart healthy during stressful situations.
A moment for New York EMS
Friday, December 16, 2011 04:05 PM Pacific
This tribute to EMS in New York was put together by an EMT who works for a company and also volunteers.
Continuous positive airway pressure comes to Hall Ambulance
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 03:23 PM Pacific
The latest piece of lifesaving equipment used by paramedics for Hall Ambulance is the continuous positive airway pressure device, or CPAP, which has been used in hospitals for years on people with critical breathing problems. Now paramedics can use this technology before the patient needs an endotracheal intubation.
FIT for duty: Interior Hoseline
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 03:22 PM Pacific
FIT is a funtional injury preventative training designed to mimic job related physical activity. This specific training mimics the job duties of a first arriving truck officer on a PPV fire attack.
Paramedics rescue a man who fell five stories
Friday, December 09, 2011 02:13 PM Pacific
A student of Kenya Institute of Management is fighting for his dear life after trying to commit suicide by jumping from a five-story building in Mololongo. This ensued after he stabbed his brother's wife to near death with a kitchen knife due to a domestic disagreement. He was evacuated by St. John Ambulance to KNH for specialized treatment.
EMTs react to Pa. hospital closure
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 04:33 PM Pacific
First responders in Lackawanna County said the closure of Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale is likely to affect anyone in the County's Upper Valley who may need an ambulance.
Hand-held carbon monoxide monitor
Friday, December 02, 2011 05:13 PM Pacific
Informational video describing technology and operation of Airspace Monitoring System's line of hand-held carbon monoxide detectors. Provides demonstration highlighting the use and features of our carbon monoxide monitors.
EMT in the fast lane
Friday, December 02, 2011 11:50 AM Pacific
A educational film about what it takes to be an Emergency Medical Technician.
QUIC-RELEASE Strapless Cylinder Bracket. Model QR-D-2
Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:24 AM Pacific
Zico presents the QUIC-RELEASE Strapless Cylinder Bracket, Model QR-D-2. With the self-locking QR-D-2, simply place a"D" cylinder in the bracket and press back through the latch to lock it into place -- no straps required. The heavy-duty backspring holds the cylinder snugly against the latch and prevents annoying rattling. To release the cylinder, slightly press it towards the backplate, squeeze the levers to disengage the latch, and allow the backspring to push the cylinder forward. With the QR-D-2 there are no straps and no hassles.
EMS students prepare for the worst
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 09:22 AM Pacific
Ambulances filled the parking lot at the University of South Alabama, but not because something was wrong. The Department of Emergency Medical Services held a mass casualty drill for its EMS students.
Paramedic's amazing race
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 03:29 PM Pacific
Firefighter and paramedic Brian Hinsley shares his amazing race against time awaiting a liver transplant. His journey is part of an Emmy award-winning documentary. Brian speaks at a recent Clergy Appreciation Breakfast hosted by Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital and facilitated at Valencia United Methodist Church. Brian volunteers his off-duty time speaking to audiences about becoming an organ donor. To find out more about Brian's amazing race, visit www.organdonor.gov.
Climbing the pole before bed
Friday, November 18, 2011 02:12 PM Pacific
Probationary Firefighter/Paramedic Tanner Sweetman was told that he couldn't sleep in a bed unless he climbed the fire pole using just his arms. Older brother Jake thought he needed a shower before retiring for the night!
Norton, Ohio, fire and EMS cuts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 03:41 PM Pacific
Some first responders in Norton, Ohio, will be out of a job: Layoffs for 9 fire and EMS employees are in the works, meaning residents will have to wait longer for emergency help to arrive.
Two employees of ambulance company accused of kidnapping
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 03:39 PM Pacific
Two former employees of a local ambulance company are being accused of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old resident of an Albany group home. The men are accused of of holding the boy against his will, not allowing him to return to Parsons Child and Family Center.
Investigative report: Ambulance fraud
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:49 AM Pacific
The former owner of a Philadelphia ambulance company, the subject of a FOX 29 investigative report, has been convicted of healthcare fraud.
Paramedic cla$$ project
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:48 AM Pacific
Enjoy this EMS-themed parody of Ke$ha's "Tik Tok," part of a class project in progress.
Friday, November 11, 2011 09:21 AM Pacific
Doug Wyllie hosts C4i TODAY. Pay close attention - you could end up winning $100
Making Money vs. Losing Money
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 03:12 PM Pacific
Decisions you make about your fleet impact your bottom line. NexTraq explains how exceptional fleet management can make the difference between profit and loss.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 09:34 AM Pacific
Max gets a little animated on the dance floor.
Ambulance mows down pedestrians
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 03:43 PM Pacific
We're not sure where this occurred, but the medic driving this ambulance doesn't even turn around after veering into a crowd.
EMS officials prepare Super Bowl evacuation plans
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 03:41 PM Pacific
Although Super Bowl 2012 is months away, emergency officials are making preparations and taking precautions to keep football fans safe in the event of a catastrophe during the big game.
Scout by Avtec Inc.
Monday, October 31, 2011 10:22 AM Pacific
This APCO-TV video of the Nassau County Fire Communications Center was featured at the 2011 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Philadelphia: http://www.apcotv.com/conference/2011_reports/the_future_of_911/.
NY EMS employees laid off
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 03:24 PM Pacific
At a meeting Monday evening, the Village of Minoa, N.Y., announced it will turn over staffing of the village ambulance service to WAVES, a not-for-profit organization.
Pencil pierces boy's eye socket
Thursday, October 13, 2011 09:58 AM Pacific
The family of a boy who narrowly avoided death after a pencil got stuck in his eye socket describes how it happened.
Innovation Zone: OmniGlo Stylite
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 09:57 AM Pacific
Innovation Zone host Chris Montera takes a closer look at the OmniGlo Stylite, an ingenious glow stick-type stylus that will make your intubations more successful.
EMS program expands to reduce 911 calls
Thursday, October 06, 2011 10:06 AM Pacific
Austin-Travis County EMS is working on cutting down the number of frequent number of 911 callers by expanding their Community Health Paramedic Program.
The future of EMS as a Profession
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 03:22 PM Pacific
A brief discussion of where EMS is going as a profession, the forces that hold us back, and how we might overcome them.
Editor's note (10/04/2011): We learned the sad news today that Rob Davis died after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. A passionate advocate for EMS, Rob was always willing to stir the pot. He will be missed.
Paramedic testifies in Michael Jackson trial
Monday, October 03, 2011 10:34 AM Pacific
The first paramedic to reach Michael Jackson's bedroom tells jurors that the doctor charged in the singer's death initially said Jackson wasn't suffering from any condition.
Innovation Zone: Mobius Exchange Command ePCR
Thursday, September 29, 2011 01:54 PM Pacific
Geekymedic, Chris Montera, takes a look at the innovative ePCR tablet software from Mobius Exchange. This software is capable of ePCR, triage, and linking multiple vehicle and agencies using the 3G cloud.
The "Big 6" on-duty stretches
Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:07 AM Pacific
Doing these stretches will help you do your job better by giving you the abto move through a full range of motion.
Paramedic exchange program
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 02:37 PM Pacific
Emergency workers from Germany and Virginia trade off in an exchange program to learn new life-saving techniques.
Pa. EMS system gets LUCAS
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 02:36 PM Pacific
SCCEMS CEO Bob Hotchkiss describes the new chest compression device and shows how it's used.
Stal Shield & Stand
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 01:22 PM Pacific
New device from Prodaptive Medical Innovation that protects health care workers from biological contamination when suctioning airways. Also provides a stand for the Yankauer suction catheter, keeping the tip from contaminating other objects and preventing Yankauer from falling to the floor.
Innovation Zone: Prodaptive STAL Shield and Stand
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:42 AM Pacific
Chris "the Geekymedic" Montera takes a look at the Prodaptive STAL Shield and Stand. This innovative device provides an ingenious additional layer of protection while suctioning a patient, and it can also provide protection during irrigation of an eye or wound.
Peek Inside Datalux HQ
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 05:13 PM Pacific
Take a look at Datalux Headquarters in Winchester, VA. Datalux details how they are able to design, manufacture, and market their high-caliber specialized computer products.
Datalux Airbag Test
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 05:13 PM Pacific
This test demonstrates the Tracer III \ TX 200 inside of a late model Crown Victoria cutout.
Florida Fertility Institute
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 04:29 PM Pacific
Learn more about what Tubal Reversal Experts and the Florida Fertility Institute can do for you.
S3 Stat by StatGear
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 09:09 AM Pacific
See how quick and easy you can fix the StatGear S3 Stat to your stethoscope.
Hands-on Demo of the Flow-Safe CPAP System
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 09:16 AM Pacific
Demonstration of the use of the Flow-Safe™ CPAP System. Captain Steven LeCroy is Captain/MMRS Coordinator for the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Department. Mercury Medical is a medical device manufacturer / distributor.
Flow-Safe CPAP in Emergency Transport
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 08:50 AM Pacific
Captain Steven LeCroy is Captain/MMRS Coordinator for the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Department. Mercury Medical is a medical device manufacturer / distributor.
Remember Two Things: Invasive Capnography
Monday, August 15, 2011 03:04 PM Pacific
Colorado paramedic Steve Whitehead gives two simple tips for using invasive capnography as a part of terminating resuscitation as well as a key for ROSC.
ArrestPAC emergency resuscitation pack
Friday, August 05, 2011 04:18 PM Pacific
ArrestPAC is an emergency resuscitation pack that helps paramedics, nurses, and doctors improve cardiac arrest care and ultimately improve patient survival rates. ArrestPAC was designed to efficiently guide medical teams through the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) algorithms.
EMS Manager Interview
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:36 AM Pacific
ProMed Network's Carissa O'Brien interviews our own Chad Clay Saturday morning during EMS Today 2011 in Baltimore, MD. Chad talks about the time-saving and cost-saving benefits of online employee scheduling with EMS Manager.
ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet Computer Gets Smashed, Frozen, Cooked, and Slimed
Monday, July 18, 2011 12:05 AM Pacific
The Armor X10gx is our most rugged tablet to date. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G for shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. In addition, ShutOut™ technology allows it to be rated IP67 for ingress protection, making it virtually impervious to moisture, dust, sand, pollen, mold and more.
Avtec Inc.'s new video from IWCE
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:00 AM Pacific
Avtec video that debuted during the 2011 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nevada. IWCE is the pre-eminent wireless communications systems event for the working world
Bates - C3
Monday, May 02, 2011 03:42 PM Pacific
Cross Channel Circulation is a patented technology that circulates air through the midsole to keep feet cool and comfortable. With every step, air is pushed through the cross channels providing superior breathability.
Bates Comfort System
Monday, May 02, 2011 03:34 PM Pacific
Men and women in uniform take the call of public service to the extreme, setting aside their own comfort and safety to protect the rights, property and lives of others. In return, they deserve only the highest performance, most comfortable and best value footwear, made by a company that takes its duty as solemnly as soldiers and cops take theirs.
American Heart Association: 2010 Guidelines for CPR
Thursday, March 31, 2011 04:09 PM Pacific
This video explains the changes in the new 2010 Guidelines for CPR released on October 18. We're making CPR even easier so more people will perform it and more lives will be saved. For more information visit www.heart.org/cpr.
TK3 Video Demo
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 08:19 AM Pacific
This is the ultimate oxygen wrench for a wide variety of operating environments.
WANTYNU TK3 Oxygen Wrench Breaking Auto Glass
Monday, February 28, 2011 03:08 PM Pacific
Auto side window safety glass it tough and can take a hit, this video shows a 4 inch x ½ dia Steel slug being used to hit standard auto glass without breaking it. The new patient pending TK 3 oxygen wrench with built in window punch goes through it easily.
WANTYNU EMS Oxygen Wrench
Monday, February 28, 2011 02:26 PM Pacific
The TK1, TK2 and TK3 have a unique Patent Pending design made from strong, lightweight and extremely durable aircraft quality aluminum alloy. They are designed in three styles because not everyone uses the same tool in the same way.
GKR Convenience Bag
Monday, February 28, 2011 09:42 AM Pacific
Convenience Bag has an extra wide rigid opening that fits easily over the patients mouth and an inner valve that seals liquid in and prevents it from spilling. It also has a patented outer sleeve that protects the hand from contamination. Plus it's disposable. These unique features proved to be perfect for the ambulance and hospital market.
emsCharts - Pre Hospital Care Management Software
Monday, February 28, 2011 09:16 AM Pacific
The emsCharts SyncPen is a high-tech meets low-tech solution that combines the ease and convenience of paper with the benefit of uploading documented data to emsCharts. Since the original form can be left at the receiving facility, there is no wasted paper… or time! All of the written information is transformed into data points in the patient record, imported into corresponding fields in emsCharts.com, and made available for further reporting. No redundant data entry is required.
Stryker Speed Sheet: Reduce the risk of injuries when transferring patients
Monday, January 24, 2011 03:13 PM Pacific
In your line of work, every call puts you at risk. When a patient needs to be moved, you've got to do it quickly while protecting yourself from injury. That's not always easy. When that call comes, you need an edge. That's why Stryker EMS developed Speed Sheet to help. Watch to learn more.
Digital Ally Video Systems
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 10:23 AM Pacific
Explore the features of Digital Ally’s cutting edge video systems for law enforcement, security, and related applications, including the Digital Video Mirror (DVM Series) digital in-car video systems - so small the system is integrated into a ruggedized rear view mirror, FirstVu officer-worn evidentiary video system/digital cameras, DV-500Ultra all-weather video systems for motorcycles or any other vehicle, VoiceVault advanced wireless microphone with industry-first features, and DVF-500 digital video flashlight.
The Scout VoIP Console System from Avtec, Inc.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 03:29 PM Pacific
Scout is Avtec's 4th Generation console product, and was designed for a 10+ year lifecycle in mission-critical environments. Instead of using inferior and difficult to support PC sound cards, Scout provides a dedicated Media Workstation with it's own Ethernet connection and rugged peripherals. This allows customers the option to furnish standard PC's and benefit from reduced life-cycle support costs.
eSEE Online Shopping
Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:14 AM Pacific
Southeastern Emergency Equipment launches their new eSEE online storefront.
LMAs McGrath Video Laryngoscope
Thursday, November 04, 2010 08:18 AM Pacific
The McGRATH® Video Laryngoscope is the first fully portable video laryngoscope designed for difficult airways and wherever a laryngoscope would normally be used.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:58 AM Pacific
The Maxair PAPR is a positive pressure device that provides 6 to 9 CFM of air and protects the worker from bacterial and viral contamination exposure.
Simulaids Child Heart and Lung Trainer
Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:49 AM Pacific
The Child Heart and Lung Sound Trainer by Simulaids delivers site-specific sounds of a four-year old, delivered through ten lung speakers and a heart speaker located in the normal auscultation sites for pediatric assessment.
Simulaids Leg Trainer
Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:43 AM Pacific
The Traction Splint Trainer by Simulaids is an excellent training tool to help students learn to apply the proper amount of pressure during splinting.
Sager Splints - S300
Thursday, September 30, 2010 03:51 PM Pacific
Sager’s Infant Bilateral traction splint is the only traction splint available on the world market that treats infants and children up to age six. The S300 eliminates the risk of overtraction and its detrimental effects to epiphyseal growth centers, knee edema as well as excessive distraction of bone ends.
Sager Splints - S301
Thursday, September 30, 2010 03:43 PM Pacific
The Super Sager III Single Button Latch Operation traction is a quick application, economical and treats unilateral fractures on an adult or child.
Sager Splints - SX404
Thursday, September 30, 2010 03:33 PM Pacific
The SX404 is an extreme compact bilateral and is indicated for treatment in proximal third and mid-shaft femoral fractures. It has a much broader range of application and use than other traction devices. The SX404 unfolds and is ready to apply in under 15 seconds.
American Medical Review: Sager Splints
Thursday, September 30, 2010 03:25 PM Pacific
The American Medical Review discusses the advancements and importance of anatomically correct tractions. With Sager Splints you can control the traction precisely.
C4i at APCO 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:20 AM Pacific
Doug Wyllie, talks to Brad Kay, President of C4i, at this year's APCO 2010 conference. Brad explains the communication solutions C4i has to offer for the public safety industry.
MagneGrip Group Product Overview
Friday, September 10, 2010 04:18 PM Pacific
Check out an overview of the types of exhaust removal / air purification systems manufactured, sold and installed by the MagneGrip Group.
Defibtech AED Demo from InnoCare
Monday, August 16, 2010 12:37 AM Pacific
The Lifeline AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) from Defibtech is designed for speed and simplicity. Built to the demanding standards of professional emergency personnel. Simple enough for non- medical users.
Heartsine AED Demo from InnoCare
Monday, August 16, 2010 12:33 AM Pacific
The SAMARITAN® PAD Public Access Defibrillator (or Automatic External Defibrillator) is an easy-to-use medical device especially designed for public access use, to administer lifesaving treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Zoll AED Demo from InnoCare
Monday, August 16, 2010 12:24 AM Pacific
ZOLL’s AED Plus® features Real CPR Help®, a tool that is able to actually see what you are doing and provide feedback to help you do it well. Audio and visual prompts help you rescue with confidence and clarity unmatched by any other automated external defibrillator (AED).
Gamber-Johnson Reveals the NotePad V
Friday, July 16, 2010 08:57 AM Pacific
Gamber-Johnson announces the release of a new Universal Computer Cradle, the NotePad™ V — a rugged mounting cradle for most of the computers currently in the marketplace today.
Toughbook Depot Tough Test #1
Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:44 AM Pacific
To prove they're just as tough as new, we took our refurbished Panasonic Toughbook laptops to the ballpark and let some of the toughtest public safety professionals put them to the test.
The O2-RESQ Disposable CPAP System
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 03:52 PM Pacific
The O2-RESQ is a completely disposable CPAP system. The plastic high-flow generator connects to a high-pressure 50psi oxygen outlet and CPAP pressure is regulated with interchangeable valves.
MedicCast: LIFEPAK TOUGH™ Testing
Friday, January 22, 2010 02:36 PM Pacific
An interview with the engineer responsible for testing how "paramedic proof" the new LIFEPAK® 15 monitor/defibrillators are at EMS Expo 2009. From drops, falls, smashed screens, weather and more the tests by Physio-Control are impressive.
Reedy Creek Fire Operations Section
Friday, November 13, 2009 10:27 AM Pacific
This video talks about Reedy Creek Operations, including Fire, EMS, and Special Operations. It also focuses on what types of calls Reedy Creek responds to in protecting its taxpayers.
Paramedic MARC Program
Friday, November 13, 2009 10:22 AM Pacific
This video discusses the Reedy Creek Emergency Services MARC Program at the Walt Disney World Resort.
911 Communications at Reedy Creek
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:11 AM Pacific
This video talks about the 911 Communications Center. It also discusses the advanced technology used at Reedy Creek to receive 911 calls from hotel guests.
She's Giving Me Good Vibrations: Caring for Pediatric Seizures
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:06 AM Pacific
In this session, the participant will learn about the two most common categories of seizure -- febrile and chronic -- and how to differentiate between the two. Knowing which seizure type is presenting in this patient can increase the quality of care provided to the child and their parent of caregiver. Creating an efficient and effective process to assess and treat the victim of a seizure increases the child's potential for a rapid return to their normal state. The session also emphasizes the critical provisions of care including A,B,C's which translates to Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and suction.
Mining for Gold to Save Lives: Learning to Care through Family Centered Care
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:01 AM Pacific
In this session, the participant will learn about caring for the ill or injured child with the assistance of the primary caregiver: the parent, a sibling, a grandparent, or other responsible person. The concept of Family Centered Care focuses on utilizing the family member's knowledge about the pediatric patient, which is invaluable and a lost resource if not tapped into early. Knowing the child's medical history, whether or not they have allergies, and whether or not they have a chronic condition are but a few of the information nuggets that can significantly increase the quality of care being provided and ultimately improve the medical outcomes for our young patients.
Testbanks and Cognitive Testing
Monday, November 09, 2009 10:57 AM Pacific
What is the role of test banks in the summative and formative evaluation processes? What is the difference between publisher-developed test banks and sample (or mock) certification examinations? Angel Burba discusses these important differences.
EMSEduCast: The Podcast by and for EMS Educators
Monday, November 09, 2009 10:52 AM Pacific
Greg Friese, co-host and co-producer of the EMSEduCast, describes the purpose and format of the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Each week Greg and co-hosts Buck Feris, Rob Theriault, and Chris Montera discuss issues, resources, and tips for EMS educators with guest experts from around the world. The podcast is recorded using a Skype conference call and the weekly recording is broadcast live. Tune in to http://emseducast.com/live to listen and participate in live shows. All shows are available at http://emseducast.com.
Coaching in the Classroom: Motivating Students for Success
Monday, November 09, 2009 10:48 AM Pacific
Coaches are all teachers, but not all teachers coach. Learn how to become a coach in the classroom. Discover some of the tricks and techniques of notable EMS educators, as well as those famous for their motivational style in business, education, and athletics. Participants will learn about the need for flexible and individualized motivational techniques, and how to identify what might work with any given student in the class.
Crossfit: A Fitness Program Well-suited to EMS Professionals
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:33 PM Pacific
Kris Kaull describes the challenges and benefits of the Crossfit training program. Crossfit combines strength, endurance, aerobic, and flexibility exercises into a functional fitness routine. Kris shares this explanation just after Greg Friese had his first Crossfit experience with Kris at the 2009 National Association of EMS Educators conference.
Using Medical Images in Education
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:22 PM Pacific
In teaching, we communicate both orally and verbally when describing our patients. For instance, a patient having an acute myocardial infarction would be described in lectures and on slides as pale, diaphoretic, and with Levine's sign. The problem -- especially to the new EMS provider -- is that these terms are ambiguous as the provider may have yet to ever encounter them. So why not use photography to visually demonstrate those concepts that you are trying to describe through words? Taking your own photographs will allow you to take case-based learning and student-instructor interaction to the next level.
National Accreditation of Paramedic Education Programs
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:20 PM Pacific
Dr. George Hatch, Executive Director for the Committee on Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), discusses the CAAHEP accreditation process and what it means to paramedic educational programs. The role of accreditation, its impact on paramedic education programs, some of its biggest challenges, and how to get started on self-study are discussed. If you want to know more about the efforts to provide CAAHEP programmatic accreditation to every paramedic educational program throughout the nation by 2013, please tune in to this program.
Leadership in Emergency Services
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:18 PM Pacific
Emergency services is steeped in the tradition of command and control, and today that scheme is still essential. However, using command and control in the non-emergent sector of our careers is nothing more than intimidation. This short interview takes a look at how the leadership paradigm is shifting away from the "do as I say" attitude to the "we can together" attitude. As educators, we play a key role in changing these attitudes.
The Active vs. Passive Learner: Using Games to Teach
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:15 PM Pacific
John Dillon, a paramedic, educator, and the founder of C3 SoftWorks, discusses the basic principles of how he uses games to teach content in the classroom. In this interview, John discusses the importance of turning your students from passive learners into active learners.
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:12 PM Pacific
This video describes Suspension Syndrome, a "Rescue Death" that occurs with patients who are trapped immobile in an upright position. Patients may appear to be uninjured at the time of rescue but still at high risk of sudden death if normal rescue actions are taken.
The Importance of Therapuetic Communications In EMS
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:11 PM Pacific
The new national standards have increased the importance of therapuetic communications. This brief video talks about why communication is important, and shares some advice on how to teach and evaluate it.
EMS and Rehab at the Fire Scene
Friday, November 06, 2009 01:08 PM Pacific
This video discusses the role of EMS at incident scenes. It emphasizes the importance of training to prepare for implementing a rehab sector. In addition, it highlights the reasons for implementing rehab as directed in NFPA 1584.
Safety and the EMS Provider
Thursday, November 05, 2009 05:07 PM Pacific
In the wake of a record number of inductions into the National EMS Memorial, the issue of safety in EMS has come to the fore across the country. Several new initiatives are under way to look at everything from how we carry our gear to how it's stored in the ambulance, as well as the design of the ambulance itself, in an effort to improve the safety of our workplace. A veteran EMS provider, educator, and administrator talks about where we are and where we're headed in making safety our highest priority.
Trends in Online Education for Emergency Responders
Thursday, November 05, 2009 05:03 PM Pacific
Greg Friese, a leading producer and designer of online education for emergency responders (including paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers) discusses emerging trends in e-learning. These trends are shaping the availability, cost, and creation of e-learning content by subject matter experts. Learn more about e-learning design at http://eps411.com.
Founding President of the NAEMSE
Thursday, November 05, 2009 05:01 PM Pacific
Dr. Walt Alan Stoy is the founding President of the National Association of EMS Educators. He is internationally known for his efforts in EMS education. Throughout the 1990s, Dr. Stoy served as the Principal Investigator or Project Director for curricula development of the First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic National Standard Curricula projects. Dr. Stoy continues to work nationally and internationally to enhance EMS and Emergency Medicine.
National Association of EMS Educators, Education Committee
Thursday, November 05, 2009 05:00 PM Pacific
Through the organization of NAEMSE, several committees exist for potential or current members to join. The focus of the education committee is discussed along with past projects accomplished. Also, the benefits for being a member and what involvement may be needed are discussed.
Simulation in EMS Education
Thursday, November 05, 2009 04:57 PM Pacific
This video features a discussion on what simulation is and the role of simulation in education. Experts discuss benefits of simulation in a classroom setting and the value of simulation in the educational process.
Student Creation of Social Media
Thursday, November 05, 2009 04:54 PM Pacific
Greg Friese, an EMS educator and advocate of social media, describes how educators can engage their students in the creation of social media – photos, videos, podcasts, and blog articles – as a learning activity. Students likely already have the tools and experience using social media. Educators can harness this experience to create content for learning and to share with future student groups. Learn more about social media and elearning design at http://piosocialmediatraining.com and http://eps411.com.
Using Collaborative Learning in EMS Education
Thursday, November 05, 2009 04:52 PM Pacific
Gordon Kokx, Professor and EMS Program Director at the College of Southern Idaho discusses ways to use collaborative learning to better prepare EMS students. By teaming with students from other allied health disciplines during learning scenarios, EMS students are provided with actual hands-on experiences that promote teamwork and professionalism. The vital skills they learn through the process will serve them well throughout their careers as EMS professionals.
The Merits of Seeking National Accreditation in EMS Education
Thursday, November 05, 2009 04:49 PM Pacific
Gordon Kokx, Professor and EMS Program Director at the College of Southern Idaho discusses the value of national programmatic accreditation for EMS Educational Programs. Reasons for seeking accreditation as well as barriers and solutions in achieving accreditation are all discussed in this interview.
Vidacare EZ-IO Overview
Thursday, November 05, 2009 09:51 AM Pacific
Erik Usher walks through the simple application of the EZ-IO®. The EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion system is a complete solution for immediate vascular access in all patients larger than 3 kg. Used an estimated 350,000 times across the world the EZ-IO® is the leading choice for intraosseous access in all care environments from the ambulance to the hospital to battlefield and beyond, the EZ-IO® system is designed to help the medical professional gain vascular access in seconds to provide intravenous therapy to patients. EZ to use, EZ to train and EZ to maintain the EZ-IO® is the clear choice of intraosseous solution for medical professionals and the best method to gain immediate vascular access…when you need it most.
Duke Life Flight Reaccredited
Friday, October 23, 2009 04:59 PM Pacific
Annually, Duke Life Flight receives more than 1,500 requests for air transport, and more than 2,500 for ground. And although Life Flight may be most closely associated with major accident scenes, emergency transport is only part of the mission.
Bio Shield Technologies breakthrough antimicrobial coating system - Anasphere!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 09:44 AM Pacific
Anasphere protects ambulances and emergency vehicles from viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. The advanced cleaning solution removes the organic debris, leaving an extremely clean surface. Anasphere is a residual bacteriostat/sanitizer, effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, is virucidal and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew and their odor. Surfaces protected.
What about the Patient? Rethinking triage
Monday, July 27, 2009 03:16 PM Pacific
A new patient outcome based triage methodology has been developed by Dr. Bill Sacco, one of the world authorities on trauma management, which puts the patients' survival outcome as the highest priority within the resources currently available in your EMS and Trauma System. The Sacco Triage Method (STM) utilizes sound science, is evidence based from beginning to end, and is used everyday on every trauma patient so the EMS provider obtains the mastery and skills required when they are called to a true mass casualty event.
Everyday EMS with Greg Friese: Pocket Protocols, Field Guides, and Smart Phone Applications for EMS professionals
Friday, June 26, 2009 04:09 PM Pacific
Airline pilots, like many other professionals, rely on guides and checklists for routine and emergency procedures. Everyday EMS Tips columnist Greg Friese discusses three resource types he consults for day-to-day and out of the ordinary medical and trauma patients. Greg regularly references his organizations field protocols, two ALS quick reference guides, and paramedic content on his smart phone. Use the comments area to tell us the applications you are installing on your PDA, iPhone, BlackBerry or other smart phone to help you as an EMS professional. If you want Greg to send you a free First Responder text and pocket guide (watch video to the end) follow him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/gfriese) and send him a direct message.
EMS Boot Camp
Monday, June 22, 2009 12:27 AM Pacific
Live EMS webinars by Jim Hoffman and Greg Friese. Discussing various topics at new levels to help EMS providers reinforce and master content and skills.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 01:58 PM Pacific
Michelle Fox, Director of Professional Affiliations gets an EZ-IO in the proximal humerus during a meeting.
PowerFlare: Fire/EMS Applications
Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:29 PM Pacific
Fire Department Testimonial: Chief David Kingsbury of the Bourne Fire Department and firefighter Jay Boyne of the West Barnstable Fire Department discuss the uses of PowerFlares and their benefits over old fashioned road flares. The video also includes a PowerFlare getting run over by a fire truck. For more information visit http://www.pflare911.com/
Overview of the PowerFlare
Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:24 PM Pacific
A video demonstration of the basic functions and flash patters of the PowerFlare. The PowerFlare is an environmentally-friendly, durable, and economical alternative to traditional road flares. For more information visit http://www.pflare911.com/
EMS Week Kickoff Ceremony - DC Fire & EMS
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:35 AM Pacific
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin opens EMS Week in the District of Columbia at Engine 32. Also speaking in the ceremony are Street Calls Director Mytonia Newman and DC Fire & EMS Medical Director, Dr. James Augustine.
Everyday EMS with Greg Friese: Keeping Patients Warm
Thursday, April 30, 2009 02:57 PM Pacific
"I am cold" is the second most common patient complaint after "I am in pain." Hypothermia prevention and treatment is also a significant problem for EMS providers - in every area. Learn more about hypothermia, keeping your patient warm, methods for rewarming, and how a warm patient is a comfortable patient in this video column from EMS1.com contributor Greg Friese.
Everyday EMS with Greg Friese: Roadside Visibility
Thursday, April 30, 2009 02:30 PM Pacific
EMS providers are complying with new ANSI standards for roadside visibility. Greg will show that you are probably not as visible as you think and outerwear is just a small part of roadside safety.
Graham Medical Introduces the new MegaMover Transport Chair
Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:35 AM Pacific
From the makers of the original MegaMover 1500, Graham Medical introduces the new MegaMover Transport Chair---a strong, disposable alternative for transporting patients down stairs and through narrow hallways---or extracting them from confined spaces like bathrooms.
GlideScope® Ranger Video Laryngoscope
Friday, February 27, 2009 04:55 PM Pacific
The GlideScope® Ranger Video Laryngoscope consistently provides a clear view of the airway, enabling quick intubation. Designed to meet military specifications, the GlideScope® Ranger is a portable, compact and durable video laryngoscope, ideal for EMS. Operational in seconds, the device features a non-glare monitor that is easily visible in bright light, an anti-fog mechanism, and both single-use and reusable configurations. The Ranger is easy to use, learn and teach. Dependable in an array of field conditions, the rugged GlideScope® Ranger is ideal for prehospital and critical care situations.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 04:20 PM Pacific
This video demonstrates insertion of the Vidacare EZ-IO. You can learn more about our products at at www.Vidacare.com.
Globe History and Factory Tour
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 03:25 PM Pacific
This video features a tour of the Globe personal protective equipment factory, and a brief history of their company. Globe is one of the top PPE providers to firefighters in the United States.
DMAT and Mass Gathering Medicine
Monday, September 08, 2008 03:21 PM Pacific
The National Disaster Medical System has trained teams available to respond to local areas overwhelmed by disaster. Each team has a variety of capabilities and the capability to be self sufficient for 72 hours and treat up to 250 patients a day.
MagneGrip - Attaching the System
Friday, August 22, 2008 11:16 AM Pacific
This video demonstrates how simple it is to attach the MagneGrip Exhaust Extraction System when the Vehicle returns to the station.
MagneGrip- How It Works
Friday, August 22, 2008 09:48 AM Pacific
This video demonstrates how easily and reliably the MagneGrip Exhaust Extraction System detached from the apparatus.
MagneGrip - Ambient Air Intake
Friday, August 22, 2008 09:44 AM Pacific
This video shows the Ambient air intake from MagneGrip. As your apparatus backs into the equipment bay, simply attach the MagneGrip hose to the tailpipe adaptor to keep your air clean.
NIMS: The Role of EMS
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 05:21 PM Pacific
This segment describes the role of the National Incident Management System in standardizing response to multiple casualty events. The five key command positions are identified.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 05:30 PM Pacific
It is difficult to differentiate between adequate and inadequate breathing. EMS personnel must learn to look, listen and feel. This segment reviews how the respiratory system works and reveals some signs and symptoms of inadequate breathing. This segment features EMS1 columnist Joseph Mistovich.
Thursday, August 07, 2008 03:36 PM Pacific
An instructive video about developing an Africanized honey bees response plan. Featuring useful information about how to deal with the rapidly spreading threat. Produced by Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, BeeAlert and A Bear Productions. Visit http://www.bryanbledsoe.com/.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 03:43 PM Pacific
This EMT and Paramedic training video deals with seizures. Most seizures are symptoms of an underlying problem and should not be viewed as the end diagnosis. This segment discusses different types of seizures as well as their signs, symptoms and unique characteristics. All seizure patients should be transported for further evaluation; there are few exceptions to this rule.
Blauer at IACP 2007
Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:16 AM Pacific
This video features Blauer manufacturing at IACP 2007. It focuses on their new Nomex level A chem-bio gear. Blauer Manufacturing is the leading manufacturer of protective uniforms and outerwear for public safety.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 03:38 PM Pacific
This EMT and Paramedic training video explores the treatment and assessment of street drugs and overdoses. Street drugs that were once found only in large metropolitan areas have migrated to rural communities. New varieties and combinations of drugs are increasingly popular. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs abuse continues to rise. This segment emphasizes the importance of awareness and scene safety.
Stryker EMS at EMS Today 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008 04:17 PM Pacific
This video features Stryker EMS at EMS today 2008. Stryker features a full line of patient handling productions including the Power-PRO XT Ambulance Cot.
EMS Grants Help at EMS Today
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 03:48 PM Pacific
This video features EMSGrantsHelp at EMS Today 2008. It features an explanation of the grant writing process as well as the best place to find resources. It is sponsored by Masimo, the creator of the RAD-57 pulse oximetry and CO screening device.
Masimo at EMS Today 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 03:15 PM Pacific
This video demonstrates Masimo’s RAD-57, a pulse oximetry and CO screening device. This non-invasive product helps firefighters and EMS professionals assess the hemoglobin content in patients blood.
SIDS for EMS
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:53 PM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines the pre-hospital side of SIDS. You will encounter many difficult situations over the course of your career, but few will have the emotional impact of a sudden, unexplained infant death. Having a solid knowledge of the causes and misconceptions that surrounds SIDS will help you provide better support on scene. Deborah Robinson, Infant Death Specialist from the SIDS Foundation of Washington discusses the important role that EMS plays at the scene of a sudden unexplained infant death.
Blunt Chest Trauma
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 01:41 PM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines blunt chest trauma. A quarter of all trauma deaths are caused by blunt chest trauma. Graphics help illustrate and emphasize the critical elements in the thoracic cavity and how trauma to this area can have dramatic effects on breathing and circulation. Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS, manager of the ATLS program at the American College of Surgeons, reminds us that traumatic chest injury patients should be handled with care to avoid further injury.
Trauma During Pregnancy
Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:07 AM Pacific
In this free paramedic and EMT training video we examine trauma during pregnancy. The video reviews the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and how that can affect EMS treatment, as well as the indications for injury in each trimester.
Thursday, December 06, 2007 05:06 PM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines the signs, symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis. It reviews basic and advanced anaphylaxis and allergy response. This segment features an in-depth case study on anaphylaxis. EMS arrives on-scene to find a man who is experiencing difficulty breathing. Patient history and assessment are performed. Included is an interview with Gordon Kokx, associate professor at the College of Southern Idaho.
Treating Stroke Patients
Monday, September 24, 2007 01:37 PM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines the treatment of stroke patients. Fast response by EMS personnel in treating a stroke patient is essential in minimizing brain damage. Timely recognition of the signs and symptoms of a stroke is reviewed in this segment.
Monday, September 24, 2007 12:24 AM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines geriatric behavior and emergencies. Aging affects all of a person's systems including the pulmonary, cardiovascular, nervous, thermoregulatory, and respiratory. This segment reviews the components of aging during treatment and potential impacts on the patient's respiratory system and mental state.
Monday, August 20, 2007 02:24 PM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video examines head injuries and trauma. The Senerio includes a mountain bike accident that leads to a severe head injury. The anatomy and physiology of the skull and brain are reviewed as well as the presentation of different types of traumatic injuries.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007 00:17 AM Pacific
This paramedic and EMT training video identifies some important signs and symptoms of chest pain. It addresses several causes of chest pain aside from MI's including Acute Coronary Syndrome and COPD. It also reviews OPQRST's role in chest pain assessment.