Name the Bear Contest Winner

by EMP Editor on December 19, 2014

The winner of our Name the Bear Contest was Bernard, a fireman based out of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital.  Bernard’s entry of Am-Bear-Lance was voted the top choice by the Emergency Medical Products’ employees.

Bernard shared a touching story with the EMP group relative to the naming of the bear, and we thank Bernard for his story.  Congratulations Bernard, your 5’ stuffed bear has shipped, and is on its way to you.  It should be arriving at your doorstep on Christmas Eve!

After we launched the contest, we also stumbled upon a baby bear that looked very similar to the large stuffed bear we had sitting in our lobby.  A picture of baby bear is shown below.  In the spirit of the holiday season, we decided at the last minute to donate baby bear.  We donated him to a local shelter for homeless and abused children, and hopefully he will bring a smile and soft hug to someone in need.

So, now you know the story of the bears and EMP.  We hope it made someone’s holiday season a little brighter.

On behalf of the employees at Emergency Medical Products, we wish you all safe and happy holidays and a Bear-y Christmas!

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Name the Bear Contest

by EMP Editor on December 4, 2014

In the spirit of the holiday season Emergency Medical Products wanted to do something a little bit different, and fun, for our customers and employees.  So, this holiday season we have a five foot stuffed bear sitting, literally, in our lobby.  Seriously, check out the picture below to see just how HUGE this bear really is!  Just don’t let his size fool you – as far as stuffed bears go, this guy is as cute, cuddly, and as soft as they come.

We would like to give the bear a name and are asking our customers for help.  Please enter our Name the Bear Contest by emailing your suggestion to marketingpromo@buyemp.com.  We’ll collect all the entries and then have our employees vote for the best name.

On December 18th we’ll announce the winner on our blog.  We’ll also ship the bear out that same day, so the winner will have their bear just in time for the holiday season.

If you haven’t taken the time to check out our Holiday Gift Shoppe, please do so now.  Quantities are limited and going fast, and we want to make sure you have those gifts for friends and family in time for the holidays.  You might even find a couple of different bears in the Holiday Gift Shoppe too, just none as big as the bear to be named in our lobby;)

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EMP Announces Holiday Gift Shoppe

by EMP Editor on November 25, 2014

Emergency Medical Products recently announced the opening of its Holiday Gift Shoppe.  The Holiday Gift Shoppe features great gift ideas, including stocking stuffers for friends, family, and coworkers.  New arrivals are being added daily, so make sure to check back often for the most current product offerings.

Looking for that special perfect gift, but not sure what to buy?  EMP offers convenient gift certificates that can be emailed directly to that special friend, coworker, or family member.

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Top 10 Things You REALLY Need to Know about EBOLA

by EMP Editor on November 21, 2014

On November 19, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Top 10 Things You Really Need to Know about Ebola.  This is a simple to follow guide that may help alleviate some misconceptions.  If nothing else, this may be a good handout to share with coworkers, family, and friends.

Top 10 Things You Really Need to Know about Ebola

Emergency Medical Products will continue to keep you updated with any new or pertinent information as it relates to developments with Ebola preparedness.

Lastly, flu season is here.  Make sure you take a moment to review all our Infection Control Products available through EMP.

Source: cdc.gov

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EMP Online Loyalty Rewards Program Continues To Grow

by EMP Editor on November 14, 2014

The EMP Online Loyalty Rewards Program continues to grow!  We recently added the Cardiac Science brand to our Online Loyalty Rewards Program.  This brand addition gives you the opportunity to earn loyalty points on Cardiac Science Adult AED Pads, Cardiac Science Pediatric AED Pads, and our huge selection of Cardiac Science AED Batteries.  Also included, and newly added to our website, are the Cardiac Science Powerheart® AED G3 and Cardiac Science Powerheart® AED G3 Pro.  Please take a moment to check out our entire Cardiac Science brand of products.

It only takes a moment to sign up for our Online Loyalty Rewards Program.  Here are all the great brands you could be earning loyalty points on:

425 Inc.
Cardiac Science
CPR RsQ Assist®
Curaplex
Dynarex
First Aid Only
L.A. Rescue
McGRATH® MAC EMS
Medstorm
Philips
Re-Certified Equipment

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On Friday, October 24, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an update to the Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.

A link to the update from the CDC is attached here.  There is a lot of information contained in this brief.  We encourage everyone to read it thoroughly.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new or pertinent information as it relates to releases from the CDC and developments with Ebola preparedness.

Many of the products recommended for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be found within the Infection Control Products section at www.BuyEMP.com.

Source: cdc.gov

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Last week we issued a blog highlighting a detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) checklist for Ebola preparedness, as released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition to the checklist and interim guidance for EMS released by the CDC, they have also released a document related to screening notes for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Please see the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Screening for EMS link.

Many of the products contained within the CDC EMS checklist for Ebola preparedness of PPE supplies suitable for standard, contact, and droplet precautions can be found in our Infection Control section at www.buyemp.com.

We continue to work with our suppliers in an attempt to ensure adequate supply in the event of a need, and will continue to keep you updated with any new or pertinent information as it relates to developments with Ebola preparedness.

Source: cdc.gov

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The article below is a news story from the September 28, 2014 online version of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

As we have highlighted on our blog over the last six months, opiate abuse continues to be a growing problem.  Bevan Baker, Milwaukee Health Commissioner, labeled the opiate addiction as a “definition of public crisis”.  The good news story here is that the use of a naloxone kit helped saved this individual’s life.

Naloxone (narcan) is a drug used to counter the effects of an opiate overdose.  Emergency Medical Products carries a range of Naloxone (narcan) products, both in kit form, vial and in pre-filled syringes.

Two weeks after the first Narcan kits were issued to Jackson police, an officer used the drug to counter the effects of a suspected heroin overdose and may have saved the life of a Milwaukee man.

The man was found unconscious Friday evening on a commuter bus at the park-and-ride lot on Highway P in the Village of Jackson, according to police. Jackson Officer Kyle Henning noticed the man’s pupils were constricted and issued a dose of Narcan into the man’s nose.

Around two minutes later, the man regained consciousness and was able to communicate with authorities. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment.

Jackson police said the man probably used heroin before boarding the bus in Milwaukee, fell unconscious and missed his stop in Germantown.

Source: jsonline.com

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CDC Releases Detailed EMS Checklist for Ebola Preparedness

October 6, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a detailed emergency medical services (EMS) checklist for Ebola preparedness, as well as interim guidance for EMS and 911 Public Safety Answering Points for management of patients with known or suspected Ebola virus in the United States. Links to both of these issuances from the […]

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EMP Announces Addition of Guardian Angel® Personal Safety Device

August 19, 2014

Emergency Medical Products Announces Addition of Guardian Angel® Personal Safety Device – Innovative Visibility Designed For Emergency Personnel Guardian Angel is the first of its kind for the emergency response industry Cudahy, WI – August 18, 2014 – Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of […]

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