Category Archives: Technology

Hot New EMS Products for 2013

There is some great new technology we will soon see in EMS. Several of these new products are real game-changers. AIRBEAR One is the new AIRBEAR from BEAR-iatric, Inc. This innovative product helps make moving aeromedical bariatric patients more comfortable and manageable. More … Continue reading

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Zoll X wins FDA approval

Zoll Medical recently won 510(k) clearance from the for its ZOLL X monitor/defibrillator, a smaller, more powerful device aimed at the EMS market. “We believe the X Series is a game changer for Zoll in the EMS market. We have the … Continue reading

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How to Troubleshoot Any Medical Device

I’ve developed a simple system for how to troubleshoot almost any piece of medical equipment suspected as malfunctioning. It is a system for working through the list of potential problems in the order most likely to reveal the worst potential problems … Continue reading

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Software for EMS, the Future of Data Management

The impact of computers and the software that runs them touches every aspect of modern life. What amazes me the most about it is being able to remember a world in which they did not exist. I’m probably the last … Continue reading

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Aircraft Medical wins in patent infringement case

Aircraft Medical, manufacturer of the McGrath Series 5 and McGrath Mac video-laryngoscopes has won in the Scottish courts against Verathon Medical, manufacturer of the Glidescope and Cobalt video-laryngoscopes. Verathon sued Aircraft for patent infringement in 2008. Lord Hodge of the … Continue reading

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Pre-Hospital CPAP

Many EMS providers are starting to look at pre-hospital CPAP. CPAP stands for Constant Positive Airway Pressure. The best way to describe it is that you place a resistance against patient exhalation to increase pressure inside the lung causing more … Continue reading

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