Philips Tempus LS Defibrillator: Accessories and Add-Ons

The Philips Tempus LS manual defibrillator is designed for medical experts trained in administering critical care. It’s lightweight, intuitive, and can be used by emergency medical services (EMS) at the site of the emergency or in a hospital setting for treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Before we look at the accessories available for the Philips Tempus LS, let’s take a look at the capabilities of this defibrillator. 

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What are the Differences Between Ventilators and Respirators?

To the untrained ear, the words “ventilator” and “respirator” sound basically the same. They’re both used to assist with breathing. In the last couple of years, with the spread of the novel coronavirus around the world leading to the current COVID-19 pandemic, these two terms are frequently used interchangeably. However, these two pieces of medical equipment are very different and have their own unique functions for patients and healthcare professionals. Keep reading to learn the difference between these two medical devices: ventilators vs respirators

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What are the Options for Ambulance Types?

Today, there are many different ambulance types to fit the everyday needs of first responders. However, the earliest known patient transport goes back to the middle ages, when those infected with leprosy were forcibly removed from their homes. The word “ambulance” stems from the Latin “ambulare,” which means to walk or move around. This refers to lifting or moving a patient,  originally referring to the movable hospital that would follow an army to be easily set up and taken down. 

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Mobile Morgue Trailers and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nearly two years after the first cases were diagnosed in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Despite widely available coronavirus vaccines, mask mandates, and shutdowns, COVID-19 patients still continue to overwhelm the health systems in many areas, especially places with largely unvaccinated populations. Intensive care unit (ICU) rooms are in short supply in some cities and medical centers are starting to once again limit elective procedures. Fresh on the heels of the Delta variant came Omicron, and as we have seen before, once the cases go up for COVID patients, the death toll will likely rise accordingly.

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Features of the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor

The Philips Tempus Pro Monitor focuses on the needs of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel when they are delivering treatment in prehospital settings or other critical healthcare situations. Its rugged, lightweight construction combined with intuitive functionality allow the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor to be on the front lines of almost any medical situation. When the Tempus Pro Monitor is powered up with the Philips Tempus LS manual defibrillator, the units automatically pair up, and the two devices combined form the Philips Tempus ALS system. 

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Equipment for Disaster Response and Mass Fatality Management

Disaster preparedness isn’t an exact science; you can’t look into the future and see what’s coming. You can only utilize the information you have and make predictions based on it. You’ll have to make decisions based on data to refine your disaster response. What’s the size of your municipality or jurisdiction? Is it a dense urban environment, suburban, or a sparsely populated rural community? Is it located on or near a coast or large body of water? Is it prone to flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters? Is the population younger or older? Are there industrial facilities or power plants nearby? The answers to all of these questions will determine your area’s specific needs for disaster response and mass fatality trailers. 

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A Look at Mobile Morgue Units: What are They?

A mobile morgue unit is simply a morgue that can be quickly deployed and set up in place of an official morgue facility. They are used when the influx of decedents is so great that regular morgue facilities are filled to capacity. A mobile morgue unit is fully equipped to perform all the necessary functions of any morgue system, including autopsies and various forms of data collection on human remains to help medical examiners determine the identity and/or cause of death. So, what are the capabilities of a mobile morgue unit and how can they help prepare for disaster?

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Meet Our Team: Jasmine Boykin

Jasmine Boykin joined our team in May of 2021 as our Customer Service Sales Support Agent for our EMS Supplies division.   Her responsibilities include answering phones, assisting the medical sale representatives and their customers, collections, and … Read More