EMS Gadgets and Devices


EMS Gadgets and Devices

A group to discuss the new procedures and devices being used by EMS systems today. Discuss and debate the devices that are out there and how beneficial they REALLY are in the real world.

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New EMS Products and Gadgets discussion. 2 Replies

Last reply by Patricia Ramos Jan 3, 2012.

Thermometers & Temperature Recording

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Comment by Tim Clemmer on December 30, 2011 at 11:12pm

The EZIO works much better than the BIG. I have used both extensively and never had a problem with the EZIO. The BIG device accually bends and malfunctions on a regular basis.

Comment by Lee Brown on December 25, 2011 at 1:15am

New to the site. With a volunteer fire dept North Alabama doing EMS response and looking for some power  suction units. Has there been an discussion on the Jr. Quckdraw by S-Scort. Looking at mid range prices. Like this one because it will fit in airway bag. Already have hand pump suction.

Comment by Warren E. Shaulis on May 13, 2009 at 4:23pm
My experience is the cost of the EZ-IO ansd B.I.G is similar, except that the success rate for the B.I.G is only about 50-70%, so you need to use two devices to one EZ-IO needle per pt. It is also been my experience that when people report an EZ-IO failure it is because they didn't forcefully flush the device before trying to infuse.
Comment by Rene on May 13, 2009 at 7:55am
Hi,I'm a medical device conceptor for ambulance products,I've made a portable OB/incubator kit for ambulance-rescue dept
Comment by Gul Dukat on May 12, 2009 at 6:05pm

Both the EZIO and the BIG work equally well. I am not sure that one is actually quicker than the other, I think it is just more what you are used to. Cost though certainly favors the BIG.
Comment by Tim Urquhart on January 21, 2009 at 8:26pm
One of my resource hospitals use the BIG for IO's. A large town in that system has pretty much put them to the test, and it sounds like 50/50 when it comes to like & dislike. As for me, I prefer the EZIO drill. Much quicker and less chance for error as far as I'm concerned.
Comment by Keith Paton on January 7, 2009 at 1:23pm
Has anyone checked into the Bone Injection Gun (BIG) vs EZIO? Our medical director likes the BIG. I'm a fan of the EZIO.

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