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EMS Expo 2010

EMS1 was in Dallas reporting from EMS Expo 2010, with the latest news — including breaking news, hot products and useful tips from educational sessions.

New self-loading stretchers, Sprinter ambulances, and a few show stealers on display in Dallas
McGrath Video Laryngoscope proves useful in the prehospital environment
Captain and paramedic Steve LeCroy tells EMS Expo attendees facts they may not know about the April verdict
The handles on the device enable staff to utilize a trapeze grip, designed to decrease the risk of back injuries during transfer
The app, created by InspiringApps, is billed as an ‘inexpensive, easy-to-use PCR for use on Apple’s iPad’
Rugged Notebooks showed off the durability and strength of the ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet in an eye-catching demonstration
The new product can be used to lift a patient on to a gurney, before the patient is then placed into the ambulance
Firefighter-Paramedic Dave Williams, of the Austin Fire Department, covered a range of issues responders face
Nearly 500,000 people use the EMS system in the United States for penetrating gunshot wounds, with nearly 10 percent of those resulting in a fatality
Treating patients with respect and being authentic are a vital part of being an EMS provider, session told
Chief Tim Holman outlined how agencies can improve performance and become more effective through a range of measures
The session was told that since Hurricane Katrina, EMS has been increasingly given more roles and responsibilities involving disaster response
EMS Expo session told the U.S has more safety standards in place for the transport of cattle
The awards aim to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in EMS by responders; winners each received $1,000