The Masimo RAD-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter is a handheld device used as a noninvasive tool for continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation, perfusion index, total hemoglobin, PVI and carboxyhemoglobin. It’s designed for use on adult, pediatric and neonatal patients in a variety of situations, both in hospital settings and out in the field. The Rad-57 connects to Masimo Patient SafetyNet. Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring and connectivity solution that allows clinicians to monitor their patients’ vital signs and alarms from any location, within or outside the hospital.
In any emergency, safety comes first. Not only do EMS personnel need to remove the patient from the situation, but they should focus on proper patient handling. If neck or spinal trauma is possible, the patient should be immobilized to not aggravate or worsen the injury. However, that isn’t the only reason for immobilization. The patient should be secure during any kind of transport — emergency or not. Ensuring the patient will not move or roam around the cabin protects them and the medical staff. The Ferno pediatric restraint system addresses this issue for babies and children, who may be hard to stabilize.
There’s a craze going around today (and for quite some time) that centers on industrious do-it-yourselfers converting sprinter vans and various other large commercial vehicles, like a school bus, into their own personal spaces for a tiny home, small business or adventuring cross-country! Some use these converted vehicles for part-time recreation, while others enjoy them full-time, traveling across the nation!
So, while a used ambulance conversion might seem like a crazy idea at first, we promise it has some unique benefits as a DIY project. And with RV, camper and sprinter van prices soaring, a converted ambulance might be just what you’re looking for as an alternative to getting out on the open road!
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a great tool for airway management in pre-hospital settings. When a patient is unable to breathe, a CPAP system is critical in a life-saving emergency and resuscitation. CPAP machines are becoming increasingly popular in EMS settings as a less invasive way to supply oxygen that can also delay the need for invasive intubation — or eliminate the need altogether. The Flow-Safe II Disposable CPAP System makes this even easier.
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Spinal immobilization is one of the most common procedures performed in a prehospital setting. In recent years, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and patients have benefitted from new research that provides more data on the appropriate occasions for immobilization techniques.
Pediatric patient immobilization and transport have special concerns. Special equipment and care are needed to transport young children to a medical facility safely and effectively. Learn the essentials for proper pediatric patient care.
Military hospitals have existed since the Roman Empire, but the modern concept of a field hospital (i.e., a temporary structure serving as a mobile medical unit that takes care of casualties on-site) has only existed since the Napoleonic Wars in Europe.
Over the decades, the term “field hospital” has evolved to include a temporary medical structure that may be used to treat injured persons in the event of a public health emergency. Emergencies could include natural disasters, such as an earthquake or flood that results in damage to facilities and multiple fatalities, or a disease outbreak that results in shortages of hospital space and medical equipment (thus straining the health system, like the recent COVID-19 pandemic).
Let’s look at exactly what a field hospital does and the reasons why they may be needed.
In a mass casualty incident or significant chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive event, the available oxygen supply may be depleted before healthcare providers can complete treatment. The reasons for the shortfall of oxygen administration devices may vary. If there was a mass shooting or terrorist incident, it could be due to the sheer number of victims. If it was a natural disaster, destroyed infrastructure and inoperable medical facilities could be the cause.
Prevention and mitigation of this loss are essential for the greatest number of recovered victims and to prevent future complications from improper treatment. Learn more about the different types of oxygen delivery systems available for mass casualty events and how to ensure an uninterrupted oxygen supply.
Following your vehicle’s maintenance schedule as described in the owner’s manual is an essential part of keeping it running smoothly and safely. And, if that vehicle is an ambulance or emergency response vehicle, then scheduled maintenance is even more important!
A bleeding control kit is a well-equipped collection of supplies that has been specifically customized for treating severe bleeding injuries. Bleeding control is a type of first aid that helps stop the bleed following a patient’s … Read More