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O-Two eSeries Vents
The e700 ventilator ushers in a "new era" in controlled ventilation for resuscitation and patient transport! These electronically controlled, pneumatically powered ventilators provide a range of ventilation solutions for all types of patient requirements and all levels of pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare professionals.
ROSC-U Mechanical CPR Device
The ROSC-U Miniature Chest Compressor is a compact CPR device that delivers consistent chest compressions. In less than 10 seconds it is secured directly to the chest by a wide belt called a Torso Restraint which wraps around the patient.
Persys NIO - GO Intraosseous Start Kit
NIO, GO Intraosseous Start Kit, Alcohol pads, Nio Fixation, Connector, 3 Way Stop CockEasy-to-use, automatic intraosseous device which provides safe, quick and easy vascular access in emergency situations, when vascular access is needed for fluid and drug administration.
Capnography: 5 things EMS responders should know
Capnography is the best tool since the EKG. It not only helps you diagnose and treat your patient, it also helps you see if your treatment is working. It has been around for a while now and is probably one of the most underutilized tools in our industry. Why? Maybe it is because providers really don't understand the benefits of this tool in their practice of medicine.
There are five simple things that I feel EMS responders should know about capnography.
1. Understanding capnography is easy
2. It helps you diagnose your patient
If the reading is high, the body is releasing a high amount of carbon dioxide (hypoventilation, increased metabolic rate, acidosis, etc.). If the reading is low, the body is releasing a low amount of carbon dioxide (hyperventilation, decreased metabolic rate, alkalosis, etc.). If the reading immediately disappears, then the patient is either apneic or your endotracheal tube became dislodged.
3. It helps you treat your patient
4. It helps you know if your treatment is working or not
5. It is your "get out of jail free" card
Capnography is the best tool since the EKG; it not only helps you diagnose and treat your patient, it also helps you see if your treatment is working.