Product Showcase

Product Showcase

Article Apr 30, 2009

Product Showcase

See-Thru CPR

     See-Thru CPR is a unique new feature of the ZOLL E Series Defibrillator. Its signal processing technology extracts CPR artifacts from the ECG so you can see organized rhythms without interrupting compressions. Call 800/348-9011, or visit

Ferno introduces line of defibrillator mounts

     Ferno has introduced a full line of defibrillator mounts. This new product line is part of Ferno's ongoing commitment to support EMS provider safety on scene and in the ambulance with the most complete line of emergency patient handling products and accessories. The Ferno line of defibrillator mounts increases the safety of EMS crews and their patients by securing a defibrillator inside an ambulance during patient transport. Call 877/733-0911, or visit

Latest in fracture response systems

     The SEFRS (Model SX405) from Minto Research & Development, Inc. is the latest in fracture response systems. SEFRS features a fail-safe compact emergency traction splint, an adaptor and extender shafts, as well as a selection of multi-versatile SAM Splints. This compact kit will treat any limb fracture in the human body without traction-from a dislocated shoulder to a bent knee injury. Call 800/642-6468, or visit

Reeves ICP offers trailer + shelter combo/

     Introducing the Reeves ICP-a unique trailer and shelter combination that allows the incident commander to establish a fully equipped interoperable incident command post through which fire-rescue professionals can communicate with each other regardless of differences in equipment or hardware. It includes a state-of-the-art trailer design, as well as a military-grade shelter that can be set up in minutes, and optional interoperable communications equipment. Call 800/328-5563, or visit

ResQPOD Impedance Threshold Device

     During CPR, the ResQPOD restricts unwanted airflow back into the lungs as the chest recoils. This allows the negative pressure being created in the thoracic cavity to act on the circulatory system and pull more blood into the heart. As a result, systolic pressures increase and push more blood to the brain and vital organs. Find your local Bound Tree Medical account manager at, or call 800/533-0523.

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Portable ventilator

     The EMV is Impact's latest portable ventilator in its 731 Series, developed for the prehospital, transport and mass casualty care environments. It has its own air compressor, air/oxygen mixer and pulse oximeter. The EMV accepts low or high pressure oxygen, operates for 10 hours between recharges and weighs under 10 lbs. Features include an easy-to-learn user interface, daylight-visible LCD with Smart Help alarm messaging, and green-yellow-red at-a-glance notification of patient and device status. Call 973/882-1212, or visit



Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

     Attend the best in EMS education! A two-day course offered by NAEMT, Emergency Pediatric Care provides students with a practical understanding of care for pediatric respiratory, cardiovascular, medical and traumatic emergencies. Presentation materials have just been updated with the most current information in the field. The EPC course is accredited by CECBEMS and awards 16 CE hours. Call 800/346-NAEMT, or visit

Rapid, safe endotracheal intubation

     The new S.A.L.T. (Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube) from MDI, a subsidiary of Ecolab, allows for rapid, safe, effective endotracheal intubation. What once took minutes now takes just seconds. Unlike a laryngoscope, which can require several potentially costly, time-consuming attempts before an airway is established, the innovative S.A.L.T. design allows for quick, easy insertion to immediately establish an airway for the patient. S.A.L.T. is the new gold standard for airway management via endotracheal intubation in emergency situations. Call 800/824-3027.

TEEX offers EMS training programs

     TEEX offers highly successful EMS programs that utilize a combination of classroom and hands-on training to prepare students with needed EMS skills and knowledge. All courses are administered utilizing state-of-the-art professional education and certification training and curriculum. All staff are actively involved in the municipal, rural area, fire, rescue, industrial, maritime or DoD disciplines. Call 866/878-8900, or visit


Patient simulation

     The SMART STAT from Simulaids offers tetherless Bluetooth control, is battery operated, and has a wide range of features from reactive eyes to on-board fluid reservoirs that make the device completely portable. It is offered at under $20,000 as a complete package, including defib training cables. Send a request to for a pdf with all the data. Purchase the 5-line monitor option and get a turnkey system. Call 800/431-4310, or visit

Patient transport solutions

     Stryker is dedicated to delivering best-in-class solutions for real industry issues. Stryker customers save money and reduce the risk of injury to employees and patients alike through the deployment of the company's ambulance cots, stair chairs and evacuation chairs. Call 800/784-4330, or visit


ReadyVIZ stow-away vest

     Ricochet Manufacturing, Inc., has added the new ANSI-certified, high-visibility ReadyVIZ Stow-Away Vest to its line of breathable protective gear for first responders. Integrated into Ricochet's NFPA 1999 and NFPA 1951 certified jackets, this unique vest offers added flexibility because it can be deployed quickly and worn over the jacket, or it can be removed and worn separately, depending on the environment at the emergency scene. The ReadyVIZ vest is stored in a specially designed pocket in the lower back of Ricochet's Vantage II Series EMS Jackets and Technical Rescue Series Jackets. Call 888/462-1999, or visit


Life/form CRiSis auscultation manikins

     Nasco's Life/form CRiSis auscultation manikins allow for training at every level. Features include airway management, arrhythmia recognition (17 adult/pediatric rhythms), blood pressure monitoring, CPR, defibrillation, four ECG monitoring sites, 12 heart and 16 lung conditions, IV therapy and pacing (six waveforms available). Call 800/558-9595, or visit


Nebulus Flotation Device for Ice Rescue

     The Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device from JTW Associates is a small, fast-deploying and inexpensive emergency flotation device designed to assist people who have fallen through thin ice. With Nebulus, first responders finally have the ability to save lives immediately, without having to wait for backup. Simply pull the ripcord to inflate the Nebulus, tether it to a safety rope and crabwalk out to the victim. Helps first responders do what they do best: save lives. Call 800/682-8039, or visit

Backboard pad can be heated or cooled

     The Turley Backboard Pad was created by veteran field paramedic Amy Turley out of compassion and need. It is a reusable, multi-purpose, multi-use gel pad that can be heated and cooled according to the patient's need. Use cold for induced therapeutic hypothermia, heat stroke, splinting, cardiac and spinal injury patients. Use heated for patient comfort, hypothermia, prevent heat loss, and to prevent the trauma triad of death. The Turley Backboard Pad fits on any backboard or immobilization device. Decon after each use, and use again and again for years. Call 877/460-3326, or visit

Pulse oximeter offers quick and accurate monitoring

     The multi-function Avant 2120 tabletop pulse oximeter combines Nonin Medical's proven PureSAT pulse oximetry technology with fast, motion-tolerant oscillometric NIBP. Ideal for quick and accurate monitoring, the Avant 2120 simultaneously measures, displays and records SpO2, pulse rate and blood pressure for a wide range of patient populations. Its compact, lightweight design makes it a highly portable solution for EMS environments. Also features extensive memory and battery life for extended monitoring. Call 800/356-8874, or visit

Gia Smith, registered nurse and CEO of Central Valley Speciality Hospital, sprang into action on her cross-country flight when a fellow Californian suffered a heart attack.
Josh Granada, an Orlando Fire Department paramedic, was fired for violating privacy laws after taking an audio recording of a patient and later showing it to his coworkers.
Hawkeye Community College demonstrated the roles of various healthcare professionals treating the injured patients, including paramedics, respiratory therapists, nurses, medical lab technicians, and physical therapists.
The Line of Duty Death project recently erected roadway dedication signs with the names of the firefighters who have died since the foundation of Howard County's volunteer fire station.
EmergyCare is taking applications to provide two women with scholarships to pay for EMT school and textbooks along with jobs upon completion of their training.
Manatee County emergency management officials are asking 100 plus businesses to register their AEDs on the PulsePoint app so users know if there are cardiac arrest victims nearby who need aid.
Baltimore City Council has fielded complaints about 9-1-1 callers being on hold during serious emergencies caused by understaffed dispatch centers and too many non-emergency calls.
The small, military-grade sensor device detects gunshot sounds and sends alerts to police to save more lives in active shooter scenarios.
According to the American Heart Association's newest guidelines, almost half of Americans have high blood pressure.
House Speaker Beth Harwell mandated her staff to attend both active shooter survival and sexual harassment response training.
A Pafford EMS medical helicopter crashed on Sunday night, killing all three crew members on board.
Effingham County Dive Rescue Team consists of difficult but rewarding work, like rescue missions and solving crimes with police.
The 6,700-square foot center features a dispatch center, a large main room for disaster response meetings, and a media room for relaying information during emergencies.
Owensboro Fire Department employees who recently received ALS training from Air Evac Lifeteam have had 83% resuscitation success rates in comparison to the national average of 11%.
While provider safety remains a high priority in EMS education, the topic of patient safety has fallen to the wayside.