In This Issue
Dear EMS1 Member,

Perhaps nowhere else in EMS have technological advances been more evident than in portable monitor/defibrillators. Since the first devices appeared in the early 1960s, these life-saving units have undergone amazing evolution in size, shape and, most importantly, capability. It begs the question: what does the future hold?

In this special supplement, you'll read expert perspectives on new monitor/defibrillator technology, an analysis of the "perfect AED," and our readers' wishlist for features they'd like to see.


— Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editor in Chief
ems1 Exclusive
Perfect AED: What would it look like?
Building the perfect monitor/defibrillator would be a challenge. But we sent man to the moon and back more than 40 years ago, and that was accomplished by people who believed it could be done. We need our own Steve Jobs
ems1 roundtable
Defibrillator game-changers & expert takes
We talked to three top experts who weighed in on everything from the biggest developments in portable defibrillator technology to what the future might hold in terms of further development. Look into my crystal ball
TrueCPR: Chest compressions come of age When it comes to chest compressions, two philosophies emerge: improve human powered techniques, or use a machine. However, today's devices can be expensive to acquire and maintain, prohibiting many services from purchasing one for each unit. Opportunity for survival
EMS1 community
What do you want to see in a portable monitor/defibrillator?
Portable monitor/defibrillator technology sure has evolved since the 60s! We posted the question to Facebook to see what kind of features you’d love to see in the units of the future. Wireless everything
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