US EMS systems do carry blood products, rescued man sues rescuers, vaccine safety messaging, and we’ll look at a cool patient lift assist device that could save your back on a call. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
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MedicCast Episode 377
Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. More good stuff this week including our usual look at the EMS news for the week.
In the news we look at one audience member’s response to our recent story on UK air ambulance services carrying blood products. Then, in the first of our product innovator picks from EMS Today 2014 last month with the Mangar Elk Patient Lift Assist System. That’s coming up later on after the news.
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Tip of the Week: Mangar Elk Provides EMS Lifting Assistance
This week on the tip of the week, I bring you the first of our segments for our product innovator picks from EMS Today last month in Washington, DC. Every year, our podcast team roves the exhibit hall floor, looking for interesting and innovative products that you would want to take a look at if you were there. Then we get together on the last day at the conference and pick the best of the best, the most innovative of the products we’ve seen. That’s what ends up in our finale episode from each conference.
This time around my pick was the Mangar Elk and Camel lift assist devices that come from our friends overseas in the UK. These airbag style devices can lift a patient to sitting height for you without any effort on your part beyond pushing a button. Then you can just slide them to your cot or help them to their feet, all without ever risking a back injury. Take a look at this segment for the Mangar lift assist system.
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