Fran Hildwine, BS, NRP, is the AHA Training Center Coordinator at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. He’s also an
EMS instructor at Good Fellowship Ambulance Club in West Chester, Pa. Contact him at email@example.com.
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What defines the EMS uniform? In England, Australia, the Netherlands and many other countries,
there’s a national EMS uniform and everyone knows who the medics are. In the U.S., uniform styles
are as diverse as the population. Some agencies wear navy blue with metal badges, others wear
flight suits and still others wear polo shirts and khaki pants. The overarching mandate is for
uniforms to be professional, durable and functional.
The new Performance Pro Polo from Blauer thoroughly
addresses these mandates. The no-fade fabric resists
pilling and wrinkles, while the no-curl collar maintains
a professional appearance. The lightweight, mois-ture-wicking, anti-odor fabric is extremely durable. A
center mic tab and a pen pocket on the sleeve create a
high-level of functionality.
In EMS, you always need to carry some sort of light source.
You never know where your next call will take you. Yes, even if
you’re “just working transport,” when the elevator breaks down
with your patient on the stretcher, having a light will help
with their anxiety. The new Recon Rechargeable
Flashlight from LA Police Gear is a compact, high-intensity, durable light that can be kept on your
person. The 18650 micro-USB rechargeable battery
provides up to 40 hours of run time. The single button switch
allows you to cycle through high ( 1,000 lumens), medium (500
lumens), low ( 20 lumens) and high-intensity strobe modes. If needed,
the Recon Rechargeable Flashlight can be powered by two CR123 batteries.
Colors: Dark navy, black, gray,
royal blue, silver tan
Sizes: XS–6XL (men’s); XS–XL (women’s)
Dimensions: 5.75" x 1"
Output/runtime: 1,000 lumens/2 hr..; 500 lumens/4 hr.; 20 lumens/40 hr.
Power: 18650 li-ion battery
Our ability to adequately immobilize a potentially unstable
C-spine on a larger patient is often improvised and sometimes
impossible on obese patients. Popular improvisations
include towel rolls fashioned into a horse collar and manual
stabilization throughout the call. The new Badger Medical
Collar is a polyethylene foam tube with kerf cuts allowing you
to adjust the fit. Placement of the collar is straightforward:
You center the flat-sided cut out on the posterior C-spine and
bring the round portion under the chin. After approximating
the ends of the collar, you simply twist the excess material off
at the closest kerf cut to attain the proper size, and you then
secure the ends with the provided nylon fitting.
Neck sizes: 18"– 26"
Price: Email for price