At the scene of an accident, when time is critical, caregivers need a splint that’s easy to apply, while helping ease the patient’s discomfort. Med Spec’s Prosplints are fast, effective performers in thousands of emergency splinting applications. Features include quick and easy application and removal; complete washability; availability individually or in a variety of kits; a variety of sizes, including pediatric; imperviousness to severe temperature and weather conditions; and x-ray translucence and MRI compatibility. For more information, call 800/334-4143, or visit www.medspecs.com.
Reusable Meets Disposable
Laerdal’s SpeedBlocks Head Immobilizer bridges the gap between reusable and disposable head immobilizers with low-cost disposable pads and straps. SpeedBlocks features multi-axis sliding adjustment, contoured fit for increased patient comfort, and easy patient access. Laerdal carries a full line of spinal and immobilization solutions. For a free trial package offer, call 877/LMC-4EMS (562-4367) and mention code SB-MayEMS. For more information, call 877/LMC-4EMS, visit www.laerdal.com or contact an authorized distributor.
The disposable GO stretcher, from GO Manufacturing Innovations, is a unique and inexpensive ($14) product designed to meet many of the needs associated with patient transport and handling for mass-casualty incidents, disaster preparedness and everyday EMS. It can be used as a disposable emergency stretcher; as a transfer system to move a patient from a backboard to a hospital gurney; as a seated patient evacuation system; or as a search and rescue gurney. For more information, call 314/664-0164, or visit www.gomfginnovations.com.
The Medstorm Backboard from PMI features a seamless design that prevents fluids from entering and eliminates cross-contamination. Its offset rails allow two boards to be nested together in less than 4" of space. The Medstorm can hold up to 500 lbs. and weighs just 15 lbs. It measures 72" long by 16" wide by 2.25" deep and lists at $74.95. For more information, call 800/764-0636, or visit www.progressivemed.com.
Modular Leg Splint
FareTec Inc. has introduced the latest version of its CT-6 Traction Leg Splint. This newest version features ½"-diameter carbon tubing and a powerful 4:1 traction systema. The modular construction allows for fits from pediatric to adult. With a total weight of less than one pound, it’s stiff, strong and light. For more information, call 800/322-3273, or visit www.faretec.com.
David Medical’s Head Immobilizer (Item # DA-02272) is made of rugged PE foam and has a waterproof vinyl coating for easy cleaning. Two full-size head blocks with two head straps provide firm, comfortable support, and large holes allow access to the patient’s ear canal. The Head Immobilizer can be easily used on backboards, stretchers, etc. For information on this and other EMS products,visit www.triad-orthopedic.com.tw.
New Kendrick Colors
Medix Choice presents two new additions to its line of traction devices: The Kendrick Traction Device is now available in both EMS blue and firehouse red. The new models have the same easy-to-use color-coded straps and compact size and weight (20 oz.) as before. These are currently available only through Medix Choice (dealer inquiries are invited); for more information, call 619/588-4583.
For Extreme Splinting
Minto Research & Development introduces the SX404 Sager Extreme Emergency Traction Splint. Designed for extreme rescue environments, the SX404 is suited for combat military service, mountain rescue and urban environments. Its radiolucent design enables x-rays, MRI and cat scans to be taken without removing the splint. Compact, robust and lightweight, it folds into a single 13.75" x 10.75" x 4.25" case. For more information, call 800/642-6468, or visit www.sagersplints.com.