Binder Lift shares a success story involving an injured patient who needed a helping hand to get up.
The CO-Pilot is a handheld device with wireless capabilities that helps EMS, firefighters and military personnel measure patient parameters following cardiac arrest, traumatic injury, carbon monoxide or smoke inhalation.
Fire department members are now wearing SCBA to calls involving anyone who is sick or injured, including vehicle crashes.
The Binder Lift helped a crew easily lift the patient without undue movement, while also keeping the number of providers having direct patient contact to a minimum.
The department will roll the system out over time into 26 trucks that experience the highest call volume. If successful, it will investigate equipping the whole fleet.
Hesston Fire/EMS was able to purchase a new Stryker Power Load System for one if its ambulances thanks to community donations, reports The Hutchinson News. Hesston Fire/EMS Chief Russ Buller said the equipment enhances the services provided by local first-responders by creating a safer work environment for staff, as well as allowing for safer loading,...
Rogers Fire Department was granted $200,000 to purchase new patient cots, reports nwahomepage.com. Capt. Dennis Thurman with the fire department said the new state-of-the-art cots are fully automated. He said they’ll not only be easier for patients to get on and off, but will help reduce the risk of injury for EMS workers.
A year into the relationship has yielded 31 vehicles and more than 300 ambulance employees providing medical transport to more than 30,000 patients per year.
Using a ladder wasn’t ideal because of the patient’s limited mobility and carrying the patient on a backboard would be strenuous on his team and traumatic for the patient.
Richard Marinucci The overwhelming number of fire departments provide some level of emergency medical services (EMS) and have been doing so for quite some time. The increase in job responsibilities has changed many aspects of emergency service delivery including the core mission of fire suppression. There is no doubt that EMS has increased the status...