Introduction to the Flow-Safe II Disposable CPAP System

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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The Keys to Safe Pediatric Patient Immobilization and Transport

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

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The Modern Field Hospital for Mass Casualty Events

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. 

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Ambulance Maintenance: A Complete Checklist

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! 

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EMS Immobilization Options for Spinal Injury Patients

Trauma patients that present with potential spinal injuries deliver a unique set of challenges for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and first responders when applying prehospital care. The most important factor, though, is keeping the victim immobilized and in a stable position throughout the entire patient transport process. 

While it often takes multiple people (EMTs, firefighters etc.) to keep a single patient immobilized and secure, there are multiple options (stretcher vs. backboard, etc.) for transporting a patient to the hospital by ambulance. 

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Meet Our Team: Mark DiBattiste

Mark DiBattiste is a Medical Supply & Tempus Sales Representative for the state of New York.  Prior to joining our team, he worked in sales within the energy industry.  He is a graduate of Mercyhurst University … Read More

Advanced Patient Monitoring: Philips Intellispace Corsium

In this era of instant communication, Philips is a leader in connecting facility- and hospital-based healthcare providers with emergency medical services (EMS) personnel out in the field or in any prehospital setting. Philips Intellispace Corsium delivers a way for medical professionals to communicate, share patient data, and collaborate on health solutions.

The Philips Intellispace Corsium software is a web browser-based software platform that collects and records a variety of patient data while facilitating real-time patient data transfer: acting as a two-way communication tool so that physicians in a hospital can wirelessly provide clinical decision-making advice.

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