Often it is not the complicated or expensive technologies that make a real difference in EMS. It is more often the simple ideas; inexpensive disposable products that can make the biggest impact on emergency care.
Many of these ideas have come from people in our industry; innovative care givers that saw a better solution to a longstanding challenge.
I’ve thought back to those simple but innovative products that have really changed street medicine, and compiled a short list. Some of these have been very popular and some less so. All offer important improvements over their predecessors.
Here are just a few of the biggest little ideas in EMS. Continue