The QuadMed Blog focuses on products used in the Emergency Medical (EMS), Fire, Law Enforcement, Nursing and Military fields. The product categories discussed here comprise of Airway Management, Infection Control, Diagnostics, Cardiac Care, Immobilization and Patient Handling.
TheCO2/O2 Capnography w/ Reflective-Style Connectorfrom Westmed utilizes a Nasal/Oral design to capture exhalations from both the nose and the mouth. The bifurcated Nasal design provides oxygen through one nostril while capturing CO2 through the other.
Optimize capnography monitoring during sedation with the next generation of gas sampling solutions from Westmed. Featuring an advanced design, Westmed capnography sampling devices minimize dead space that can cause waveform artifact. The result is a clean, accurate and immediate representation of the capnogram, and the utmost confidence in determining patient respiratory status.
Westmed provides a comprehensive range of adult and pediatric capnography solutions, including gas sampling cannulas with bifurcated nasal prongs, which simultaneously deliver supplemental O2, and capture CO2 samples. In addition, a specially designed Oral/Nasal cannula facilitates those patients who breathe through the mouth.
Westmed Invented Soft
A pioneer in the design and development of single-use nasal cannulas, Westmed formulated Comfort Soft Plus®, a unique, proprietary elastomeric polymer that virtually eliminates the ear and facial ulcers often associated with rigid PVC (polyvinylchloride) nasal cannulas. Today, all Westmed gas sampling cannulas and face masks are produced with Comfort Soft Plus® to assure the highest level of care and comfort in capnography monitoring.
Features & Benefits:
Advanced design minimizes dead space in the sampling line, resulting in a waveform that produces a clear and accurate capnogram
Manufactured with Comfort Soft Plus® tubing, which is becoming a standard of care worldwide
The unique filtration system prevents moisture from entering the line and infiltrating the monitor
Multiple models, designs and custom configurations available: - Bifurcated O2 & CO2 prongs - Oral/Nasal design for mouth-breathers
SimplySnap Offset Electrodesallow clinicians to place the electrode on the patient first and then attach the cables. Because the snap is off to the side the gel is not pushed out of the gel well compromising the function of the electrode.
Offset connector minimizes artifact from patient & cable movements
Clinicians can attach cables while electrodes are on patient without compromising gel well
The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion. If someone falls over they can shuffle on to the cushion, or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright. The Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand.
The e-Series Ventilators from O-Two simply cannot be compared to any other ventilators on the market. The e-Series requires very minimal control adjustments during the patient setup process, which allows medical responders to initiate patient resuscitation faster than ever. These units are equipped with preset start-up modes, meaning medical responders simply select the patient size and immediately initiate ventilation. These units simply require attachment to a regulated supply of oxygen and a transport ventilation circuit for immediate use. These models also feature continuous monitoring of ventilation parameters, giving pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare professionals confidence in the equipment and guarantees that the device is fully functional and ready for immediate use at all times.
The unique features the e-series has to offer does not stop there. Not only is this product line extremely advanced and efficient, it is also very economical! The e-series ventilators are manufactured with a long lasting, easily replaceable battery which can be charged without being removed from the ventilator. This advanced technology permits healthcare professionals to seamlessly provide patients with controlled ventilation over extended time periods. In addition, the e-series ventilators are extremely fuel efficient, which makes this product ideal for extended transports where oxygen and electrical resources are a primary concern.
Additional Features: • Offers ICU level care while maintaining a simplistic user interface • Day and night lighting modes • Designed for use on multiple patient sizes, ranging from infant to large adult • Small, lightweight packaging • Visual and audible alarms to warn users of any patient or device parameter changes • Range in Tidal Volumes and ventilation rates for improved patient care • Ventilation modes include protected airway CPR and mask mode • Two year warranty against manufacturer defects
Similar in shape to the Thomas Tube Holder, a larger opening allows the Thomas Select Tube Holder to accommodate a wider range of Supraglottic Airway Devices (SGAs), Laryngeal Masks (LMAs) and endotracheal (ET) tubes. Combined with a push-screw mechanism tubes can be secured in a fast and efficient manner.
Accommodates tube sizes
= 6.5 mm (Inner Diameter) to 42 mm (Outer Diameter)
Large mouthpiece surface area
Accommodates patients with removed dentures or facial trauma
Large opening allow for view of patient's mouth and lip colour
Easy access for suctioning and other oral care needs
Wide Head Strap
Hook and loop padded strap provides secure and comfortable fit; even when wet
Pliable Bit Block
Unique construction to prevent the patient from biting or pinching the tube and restricting airflow. Pliable material to protect the teeth and gums.
Designed in compliance with EN 1789:2007, Standard specification for medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances.
Not to be used on children less than 8 years old
Disposable - for single use of no more than 24 hours
RescueLift offers a wide variety of transport litters which meet the specific needs of Fire/EMS Agencies, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Tactical Trauma responders starting at $60.00! Not only are these transport litters safe and efficient, they are also reusable! These innovative transport devices offer a compact, economical alternative to backboards, slide sheets, and physical lifting techniques.
The Tactical Litter is custom made for rapid deployment in situations where seconds count. Easily load, secure, and move a patient to a safe area. Designed to minimize the fatigue factor for the rescuer, the patient can be lifted or dragged to maintain an increased combat readiness. Litter weighs just 4.5 lbs. and rolls up to 15 “w x 7”h.
The Law Enforcement Litter was designed to allow officers to safely and rapidly remove injured patients from hostile or dangerous situations. The Litter will allow officers to reduce their fatigue factor when attempting to extricate a person thereby increasing their combat effectiveness in life threatening situations.
The Fire/EMS Litter was designed to help emergency and hospital personnel to safely and securely move a patient. A metal free design allows for the safe, secure and continuous treatment. This is the smart alternative to backboards, slide sheets, and potentially harmful lifting techniques.
RescueLift MCI offers S.T.A.R.T. and S.A.L.T. Triage colored litters with matching colored storage options. During a major incident there will be three types of people at the scene; those that run, those that are injured, and those that want to help the injured.
When using the RescueLift System, rescue personnel can safely move a patient from a prone, sitting position or confined space situation to a stretcher or chair. RescueLift can be used by 1 or more Paramedics, EMS, Fire, Police and Tactical personnel to rapidly and safely remove a patient from almost any situation.
As emergency medical professionals, trustworthy gloves become a necessity. Since gloves are used for personal protection, they are imperative in ensuring germs are not transmitted from patients to emergency medical personnel. Germs can be transmitted through blood, bodily fluids, bodily tissues, mucous membranes, and broken skin. Without reliable gloves, medical professionals can be exposed to potentially harmful microbes and are more susceptible to serious illnesses.
The Apex Pro Nitrile Exam Gloves were designed with you in mind. The Apex Pro Exam Gloves offer the ultimate protection with their 2-Ply maximum strength design. For comfort, a pH balanced coating was added to reduce skin irritation and perspiration. These gloves also feature a non-stick coating which can resist bonding to the strong adhesive used on I.V. Dressings! Additionally, the Apex Pro’s offer easy detection of tears with a black interior, and its white exterior provides hi-vis contrast in the presence of potentially hazardous bodily fluids.
We understand that emergency medical professionals are put into dangerous situations in the line of duty, which is why we only offer top of the line, high quality equipment. Features:
•pH Balanced Coating
•EaseOff Non-Stick Formula
•High Contrast Interior
•Reduced Hand Fatigue