Fran Hildwine, BS, NRP, is a simulation learning technician at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa., and is also an EMS instructor
at Good Fellowship Ambulance Club in West Chester, Pa. Contact him at email@example.com.
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Electric Lift Assist
Patients are getting larger. As a result, EMS agencies have established bariatric response units with specific
protocols to minimize injuries to providers and several products specifically designed for bariatric lifting
have been invented. The latest is specifically designed to get a large patient off of the floor with a minimum
amount of physical manipulation. The new Human
Floor Lift 550-E from IndeeLift is a compact, portable,
battery-powered device which is designed to be slid
underneath a patient and lift the patient to a seated
position. The patient can then ambulate on their own or
be transferred to a wheelchair or stretcher. The Human
Floor Lift collapses for storage inside of an ambulance or
fire apparatus compartment and also doubles as a dolly
for equipment transport.
There are certain terms you’d rather not use while documenting an intubation
attempt: “Difficult airway,” “copious amounts of vomitus” and “100-plus cc of
suctioned material,” to name just a few. Training for these difficult and messy
airways requires a special manikin designed for easy setup and cleanup. The
new Life/form SALAD Simulator from Nasco is specifically designed to train you
with the suction-assisted laryngoscopy and airway decontamination intubation
technique. Incorporating a one-gallon reservoir of simulated vomit delivered
directly into the airway with a simple hand pump, the Life/form
SALAD Simulator will make any airway into an active mess.
Dimensions: 12" x 22" x 35" (stowed)
Weight: 79 lbs.
Lift Capacity: 850 lbs.
Power: 24V lithium ion battery
Rapid Pediatric Intraosseous Access
It’s well-known that EMS providers have increased anxiety when treating critically ill
or injured pediatric patients. One area that remains a concern is the difficulty in quickly
obtaining vascular access. Paramedics are very good at starting even the most difficult
IVs in adult patients, but we don’t usually have much practice starting them in kids.
When children are sick they often need rapid vascular access to deliver a lifesaving
fluid bolus. The new Pediatric NIO from Persys Medical is an impact-driven, disposable
intraosseous (IO) device that can establish vascular access in less
than 10 seconds. You simply open the sterile package, identify the
appropriate landmark, rotate the handle ¼ turn to release the safety,
place the device on the landmark and deploy the needle. Once the
needle is inserted you flush to assure placement and secure the site.
Weight: 3. 5 oz.
Price: Call for price