Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Pediatric Difficult Intubation Manikin

The AirSim Pierre Robin is a new addition to the TruCorp Pediatric range.  It was developed to highlight the difficult airway management techniques used on infants with Pierre Robin or Stickler Syndrome.  Pierre Robin is a common cause of difficult pediatric intubation. It’s the toughest pediatric … Continue reading

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Top Ten New EMS Products of 2011

2011 was an exciting year full of technological advances in EMS. Many highly sophisticated new devices were introduced, each taking years to develop. It has been pretty amazing, with so many new high-technology devices coming out in a single year. … Continue reading

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FDA approves hand-held intracranial bleeding detector

On December 13th, 2011 the Food and Drug Administration issued clearance to InfraScan, Inc.  for marketing the new Infrascanner 1000. The Infrascanner 1000 is a handheld device for detection of life-threatening bleeding in the skull, called intracranial hematomas. It uses near-infrared (NIR) … Continue reading

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Video-Review: Frontline Medicine, Episode 1 Survival

This is my favorite YouTube video of the year. In this hour-long clip, you can watch how EMS is being changed by recent medical advancements developed during combat operations. “War drives innovation and in this series, Michael Mosley travels from the … Continue reading

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Conrad Murray Home Propofol Infuser

An FDA dispute panel will hear an appeal from Ethicon Endo-Surgery this month. Ethicon Endo-Surgery is the manufacturer of the Sedasys computer-assisted sedation system. They will appeal the denial of its pre-market approval application before an FDA dispute resolution panel. … Continue reading

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