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Many big advancements in bleeding control technique have been developed, but there’s still room for improvement

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Sports players & firemen wear helmets. Considering how an EMT’s job comes with some danger of injury, shouldn’t they wear helmet’s too?   » » » 
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Talk about rapid response! Martino Auto Concepts, an auto detailer in Glen Cove, New York, has transformed a Lamborghini Murcielago into a fire response vehicle, complete with a full complement of lights & sirens,  G.C.F.D. badging & other fire response-oriented hilights. The car’s modifications were designed & built in honor of Glen Cove Fire Department’s 175 years of service to the community. The company claims this is the only Lamborghini rapid response unit in existence.

As if a Lamborghini wasn’t attention-grabbing enough already!

Sources: CarBuzz, EMS1.com

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Masimo demonstrated it’s new iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter at CES, the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’ may be your standard pulse oximeter, but it comes with a twist: a 30-pin dock connector and measurement app for use with any non-Lightning iOS devices.

Stig Åvall Severinsen, creator of Breatheology and world-record champion of the longest underwater breath hold (22 minutes!) lent a hand (or a finger) to Mike Drummond from Masimo to demonstrate the new device. By holding his breath, Stig can pretty much manually drop his heart rate. The data can be seen prominently on the iPad next to them.

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HLN TV‘s What Would You Do series presents the following scenario: A passerby suddenly collapses in front of EMTs, but the emergency personnel do nothing to help. What should happen now? HLN had 2 actors pose as the off-duty EMTs, while a stunt professional acted out the stricken patient. The result is definitely encouraging.

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