EMS Today 2011

Couldn't make it to EMS Today? EMS1 was reporting from the show with the latest news, the hottest products, and useful tips from educational sessions.

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Future of EMS will be 'data-driven,' EMS Today session told Brent Myers, medical director of Wake County, N.C., EMS, told the audience the practice of EMS is currently undergoing big changes — and for the better. Full Story

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Ohio medical director honored for 'cutting-edge' initiatives A medical director whose cutting-edge prehospital initiatives have been pushed to the forefront in the field in his region was recognized for his achievements. Full Story
Innovative 911 technology discussed at EMS Today session The alternative triage pilot program is designed to identify non-emergent medical 911 calls and redirect them to more appropriate sources of medical care. Full Story
Legal pitfalls for EMS personnel outlined at EMS Today session Attorney Doug Wolfberg, who has been involved in EMS for more than 30 years, outlined some legal pitfalls for supervisors during the presentation. Full Story
Transformation of EMS agency outlined at EMS Today session The session was told the basic steps that were taken to fix an agency with morale and operational issues. Full Story
Roadway safety tips for responders discussed at session David Bradley, an education and training specialist said a significant number of EMS providers are killed annually while operating on roadways. Full Story
Medical challenges of date rape drugs brought to light Ben Usatch drew attention to a series of issues medics face in today's world when responding to incidents involving teens. Full Story

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On-board intelligence aims to improve ambulance efficiency, safety ACETECH system inter-connects four key modules to provide a range of benefits to fleets. Full Story
New device offers contamination control for medical devices STAL can help protect medics while they provide protection for the patient's airway. Full Story
FASPLINT provides benefits of vacuum mattress on a budget New device is designed with the same material and vacuum technology as Hartwell's line of semi-disposable vacuum splints. Full Story
Redesigned traction device unveiled at EMS Today Emergency Products and Research sought military feedback when it came to the new design of its ITD. Full Story
New emesis container is pocket-size and hands free Ramedic has incorporated several design elements that most medics probably don't know they're missing. Full Story
Anthro Attendant aims to offer more comfortable ride The light-weight seat made by Wise Emergency Medical Seating was unveiled at EMS Today in Baltimore. Full Story
Patient tracking system works from triage to treatment This software is a data storage and tracking powerhouse, equally useful whether you're working a single-car accident or a mass-casualty crisis. Full Story
Italian company Spencer looks to break into U.S. market With more than 1700 products, 120 employees and a history spanning almost two decades, Spencer, an emergency services manufacturer, is not a small one. Full Story
Wrench designed by medic, for medics Joshua Knapp said he created his first oxygen wrench five years ago purely out of the personal need for a more useable tool. Full Story
Video system stores, reviews medical simulations With one system, you can capture and store information gathered from multiple cameras and microphones to replay footage from any medical simulation Full Story

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