The second item on the short list is immediate visual color feedback. Students can see on a linear screen exactly where errors occurred, e.g., missed or inadequate ventilations, took too long to intubate, etc. With intubation training, you get real-time feedback on whether the device is correctly placed, how long placement took, and if there is an effective seal.
Rounding out the short list are the data capture and management capabilities. On the top end, you can do live archiving of testing and training results to a secured server and access the archived data either directly or remotely for evaluation and management whenever you wish. Do comparative analysis of data by skill, date and time, test type, scores or other skill parameters.
The Airway SmartMan is an outstanding training tool for teaching and honing both airway management and CPR skills. Use it as intended and your airway management and CPR skills will improve.
Visit www.ambusmartman.com; call 877/774-4323.
ViralClyns from Clyns
Every time another type of hepatitis is identified, I cringe. It sure seems to me that the world of nasty and infectious things keeps growing, and, in some cases, is becoming much more resilient and harder to manage. With those unpleasantries fresh in your thoughts, I believe it is both wise and prudent to make absolutely certain you protect yourself as well as you can out there in EMSland. One simple and wise way to do that would be with ViralClyns from Clyns.
The ViralClyns is a NIOSH-certified N95 respirator that stands alone as a flat-fold respirator with the comfortable fit and breathability of a face mask. It is also infused with the EPA-registered antimicrobial Safe Life that is added to the ViralClyns to give you an additional layer of protection.
You get two sizes to choose from, and the adjustable nose piece helps ensure an effective seal. The soft inner layer does double duty, providing excellent comfort and wearability, along with contributing to the quality of the seal.
When you slap on a ViralClyns, you get effective protection against all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, bacterial spores and protozoa. That translates in the real world to the following applications where you may find yourself tossing on a ViralClyns: protection during the cold/flu season, the ongoing war on MRSA, at crime and accident scenes, during pandemics/epidemics, during body pick-ups, when responding to biological threats, or during a disaster response.
The ViralClyns folds flat for easy storage and comes individually packaged at a very affordable price. Breathe easier and safer with protection from the ViralClyns.
Visit www.clynsbrands.com; call 877/462-5967.
Mirage EX Sprinter from Demers
One could pretty much say that an ambulance is an ambulance is an ambulance, until you see the Mirage EX Sprinter from Demers. It's a type II rig with a unique aerodynamic front cab riser and rear spoiler engineered to match the Mercedes Sprinter design. Coupled with all-incorporated LED warning lights, you get increased safety and fuel cost savings up to 12%!
There's a stack of innovative design features that are truly what I would call provider-friendly. The Demers exclusive Heads-Up Console (HUC) provides easy access to ambulance features while allowing the vehicle operator to keep his eyes on the road for greater safety. Add to that a whopping 75" high roof, which gives most providers the ability to walk upright rather than in a semi-hunched-over Quasimodo shuffle. Last but not least on the provider-friendly list, glove storage is overhead above the bench seat for quick, easy access.
The cabinetry is well thought out design-wise, and is exceptionally well-crafted from lightweight materials that combine Demers' exclusive "Interlock" rounded aluminum extrusion with modular fiberglass cabinet inserts. The molded inserts are seamless, making them super-easy to clean. Shatter-proof Lexan doors and aluminum panels work to make a safer work environment while still delivering a tough, long-lasting product.
There are also some things not visible to the naked eye that are real value adds. The Demers Management Electronic System Multiplex (DEMS) comes standard and allows incredible flexibility to easily customize the vehicle's electronic functions to agency-specific needs. Diagnostics and maintenance can be done remotely. Rather than making a costly run to the dealership, your shop can plug in directly to the Demers plant by computer for diagnostics.