Article Apr 30, 2006

Pedi-Spider for pediatric patients
From the originators of the Spider-Strap comes a revolution in pediatric immobilization-the Pedi-Spider strap. While the Pedi-Spider from Emergency Products + Research shares some of the same characteristics of its larger relative, it was designed by a paramedic exclusively for pediatric patients. Gone are the days of improvising to accommodate smaller patients by using Kerlix, bandages, tape and scissors.
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Train with the Pedi-Select Adjustable Collar
The Stifneck Pedi-Select collar from Laerdal features a pink Velcro strap for easy identification; improved sizing to fit a wider range of pediatric patients; and an industry-first integrated fastener for the Velcro strap to enhance performance in varying environmental conditions.
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New textbook focuses on pediatric care
Pediatric Case Studies for the Paramedic from Jones and Barlett is the third and final text in the Case Studies for the Paramedic series, and focuses exclusively on the challenges presented when treating pediatric patients, and is aimed at overcoming the fear and anxiety many providers experience while responding to calls involving ill or injured children. The book contains 20 case studies.
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New product enables safe, secure and gentle PD IO access
Vidacare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its EZ-IO PD product system for use in pediatrics, providing emergency medical personnel with a technologically advanced device to gain IO access in patients of all sizes. The EZ-IO PD's shorter needle and increased bore size compared to traditional manual needles will provide clinicians with a more sensitive, reliable and easier to use emergency vascular access solution for pediatric patients.
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Reflex pediatric plastic backboard set
At only 3 lbs., the Reflex Pediatric Plastic Backboard Set from EMS*USA stores at just 1/2" thick and has a load capacity of 150 lbs. The backboard comes complete with a Reflex plastic head immobilizer and four adjustable side-release restraint buckles. It is unaffected by water or body fluids; folds ready for use in seconds; and is a generous 48" long and 12" wide.
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Pediatric immobilization device
Hartwell Medical's Evac-U-Splint Pediatric Mattress is designed to mold to a child's specific body contours to provide a secure cradle that is both supportive and comfortable. The child is held securely in neutral alignment, reducing the fear, anxiety and struggling common in children. Unlike traditional hard and flat backboards, the Evac-U-Splint mattress creates no circumferential pressure, dramatically reducing the potential for pressure sore development.
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