Patient Education Program

The Incendant education program helps physicians explain medical issues in simpler terms and spend less time by using images and videos to clarify the message for patients. The program includes more than 100 three-minute videos that explain procedures, medications, diseases, and treatments to patients. Each video serves as documentation and legal protection. It also includes graphical discharge instructions outlining the patient’s condition and treatment plan in straightforward terminology that match the video presentations. EDs can email a video link to patients after discharge. Incendant has a library of more than 200 anatomical images that physicians can use to help their patients “see” a diagnosis or treatment and a patient education web portal from which patients, families, and physicians can access all educational materials. The Incendant program can be used on iOS, Android, or Windows devices. Additional details are available at www.incendant.com/emergency.php. Tags: Incendant, education, physicians, terminology, graphics, videos, iOS, Android, Windows Published: 6/28/2013 10:04:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…

New Safety Eyewear

  Honeywell Safety Products has introduced two new styles of protective eyewear, Conspire and Relentless. Both feature the new North Signature Fit profile designed to fit at least 85 percent of wearers without the need for advanced adjustments.   The North Conspire Series features the North Signature Fit profile to ensure a good fit for even a very wide face. Its lightweight, full-wrap design includes an eight-base, single front with dual lenses for protection, plus a shaped nosepiece and flexible temples for comfort. Conspire contains no metal parts for safe dielectric use, and lens tint options allow for use in nearly any light.   The North Relentless Series also features North Signature Fit in a lightweight design with an eight-base polycarbonate lens and frame system with wraparound protection, and shaped and padded nosepiece and temples. It’s available in five lens tint options with an anti-scratch hardcoat.   Both styles are now available through major safety equipment distributors in the Americas. Additional details are available at www.honeywellsafety.com.Tags: Honeywell Safety Products, Conspire, Relentless, Protection, Americas.Published: 8/5/2013 8:05:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…

New Imaging Technology

  eMagin Corporation, a virtual imaging company and manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays, has created virtual imaging devices that can provide critical information on the move or in compact packages for medical responders. The microdisplay technology can be used in goggles and glasses to provide EPs and EMTs with critical vital sign data and medical history at the scene of an incident and during triage and transport of a patient.   Data can be presented using virtual imaging applications that provide immersive and high-definition diagnostic imagery in the responders’ vision keeping their hands free to perform any necessary procedure. Additional details are available at www.emagin.com.Tags: eMagin Corporation, Virtual Imaging, Diagnostic, OLED, Emergency Medicine, Data, Medical History, Triage Published: 9/19/2013 2:30:00 PM Original Article… Syndicated From…

CPR Coaching Device

  Physio-Control has released TrueCPR, a coaching device designed to optimize manual CPR performance by measuring chest compressions and by providing high-quality feedback in real-time and following resuscitation. The apparatus is simple to use, portable, and requires no connection to a monitor or defibrillator. TrueCPR provides three levels of performance feedback to help response teams improve their CPR quality, including real-time, immediately after, and later for review.   The device utilizes new triaxial field induction technology, which provides accurate CPR depth measurement and helps guide rescuers to perform compressions of at least two inches (five centimeters) of depth. It also measures changes in a low-energy 3-D magnetic field generated by a reference pad placed beneath the patient and a sensor on the patient’s chest, continuously calculating the changing distance between the two points, as a caregiver performs manual compressions. For more information, visit www.physio-control.com/TrueCPR. Tags: Physio-Control, TrueCPR, CPR, Chest Compressions, Defibrillator, Education, Technology, inventionsPublished: 10/21/2013 1:22:00 PM Original Article… Syndicated From…

QuickClot Saves Lives

There is no scarier emergency than watching blood flow from a wound uncontrollably. Direct pressure and elevation of the wound can’t be replaced, but you can now help stop the bleeding three times as fast by using QuickClot by Adventure Medical Kits.   The active ingredient in QuickClot is a mineral called zeolite, a substance with an extremely high surface area that promotes coagulation through an exothermic reaction. The process draws out the liquid parts of the blood leaving behind a higher concentration of platelets, hence clotting occurs and bleeding stops.   Updated from a formula previously used by the U.S. military, QuickClot Sport does not cause any harmful side effects or burns. For more information, visit www.adventuremedicalkits.com/product.php?product=173.Tags: QuickClot, Adventure Medical Kits, Zeolite, Clotting, Bleeding, Technology, InventionsPublished: 11/27/2013 8:41:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…