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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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 CDC are provided below. There is a lot of information contained in these briefs. We encourage everyone to read them thoroughly.

Detailed EMS Checklist for Ebola Preparedness

Interim guidance for EMS and 911 Public Safety answering points for management of patients with known or suspected Ebola virus

Contained within the CDC EMS checklist for Ebola preparedness is a listing of PPE supplies suitable for standard, contact, and droplet precautions. These include:

Many of these products can be found within the Infection Control Products category here at EMP, and we are working with our suppliers to ensure adequate supply in the event of a need.

We 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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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

Guardian-Angel-Fire-EMS-Magnet-MountCudahy, WI – August 18, 2014Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of the Guardian Angel Personal Safety Device to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment.

Guardian Angel is a wearable (approximately 6 oz.) lighted device, designed to provide immediate visibility and recognition for emergency responders of all kinds.  The Guardian Angel provides visibility from more than 2 miles away, and from nearly a 360 degree radius around the wearer.  Designed initially for law enforcement, the device has broad application for use in EMS, Fire, Personal, Public and Workplace Safety, as well as many more.

“We created The Guardian Angel to provide EMS personnel with additional back-up in the field through enhanced visibility,” said Juan Gomez, president and co-founder of 425, Inc.  “We look forward to partnering with Emergency Medical Products as they deliver products and services which support EMS professionals across the country.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with 425, Inc. and offer our customers a first of its kind device, leading the way for personal emergency visibility,” said Kim Alexander, Strategic Marketing Manager for Emergency Medical Products.  “We are also excited to include the Guardian Angel in our online loyalty rewards program, which allows our customers to earn and redeem points with online purchases.  We see the Guardian Angel line as a great complement to our existing offerings.”

Guardian Angel is equipped with the latest LED technology, and is equipped with the following features and benefits for users:

  • The latest in lighting technology and versatility, including forward-facing lights only, rear-facing lights only, 360 degree illumination and a utility work light.
  • Many color combinations are available (red, white, blue, orange, yellow and green).
  • Rechargeable battery, allowing for more than 90 hours of continuous use.
  • Durable – drop tested, as well as water, heat and cold resistant.
  • Various mounting options are available – plain clothes (magnet), vehicle (suction cup) and duty belt mount

425, Inc., a veteran owned and WI based company, represents the second WI based company Emergency Medical Products has partnered with in the last two months on innovative products.  Last month Emergency Medical Products partnered with CPR RsQ Assist, a WI based company with a FDA approved hands only CPR device.  Visit our product page to learn more about the Guardian Angel.

About Emergency Medical Products
With over 40 years of experience, Emergency Medical Products (EMP) is a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies for EMS professionals in the pre-hospital marketplace.  Based in WI, the company supports customers in EMS agencies, fire departments, hospitals, educational institutions and public safety with thousands of quality products from leading manufacturers.  The company has a strong online presence that also supports business and individual purchases.  For more information, please visit www.buyemp.com.

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Cudahy, WI – July 23, 2014Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of CPR RsQ Assist® to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment.

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR

CPR RsQ Assist®

CPR RsQ Assist® is a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only chest compression device designed to eliminate the intimidation factor of performing CPR.  This easy-to-use device guides you through the steps of performing effective CPR, and has been shown in independent clinical studies to reduce fatigue by 90 percent and increase performance results by 94.5 percent over traditional CPR.¹

“This product complements the science behind hands-only CPR, and makes it easier to provide early, quality bystander CPR,” said Joe Hanson, inventor of CPR RsQ Assist®. “It’s an essential safety device just like a fire extinguisher or smoke detector, which we hope will help save more lives following sudden cardiac arrest.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Joe Hanson and offer our customers a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only device,” said Kim Alexander, Strategic Marketing Manager for Emergency Medical Products.  “We are also excited to include this low-cost, groundbreaking device in our online loyalty program, which allows our customers to earn and redeem points with online purchases.”

CPR RsQ Assist® has easy-to-follow voice commands, along with an audio and visual metronome. It talks you through the steps of calling 911, placing the device in the center of the victim’s chest, and instructs you to push 100 times per minute until help arrives. To address fatigue, the product has an ergonomic design with an easy-to-grip, non-slip handle. The design allows you to leverage upper body strength and weight as you push down, delivering quality compressions in the center of the chest over minimal clothing, if needed.

CPR RsQ Assist® is FDA-approved for use on people eight years of age and older. It is an essential safety tool to keep at home, in the workplace, in the car or anyplace where there are two or more people.  The device is available with a custom-designed wall cabinet and signage for easy placement adjacent to an AED machine so rescuers have easy access to both lifesaving devices. The current American Heart Association guidelines call for at least 100 chest compressions per minute for at least two minutes prior to using an AED machine. For more product details, please visit CPR RsQ Assist Product Page.

¹Continuous-Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest Circulation. 2007:116:2894-2896.

About Emergency Medical Products
With over 40 years of experience, Emergency Medical Products (EMP) is a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies for EMS professionals in the pre-hospital marketplace.  The company supports customers in EMS agencies, fire departments, hospitals, educational institutions and public safety with thousands of quality products from leading manufacturers.  The company has a strong online presence that also supports business and individual purchases.  For more information, please visit www.buyemp.com

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Heroin, Opiate Addiction Labeled Today’s Public Health Crisis at Forum

June 12, 2014

The article below is from a recent online news publication and continues to illustrate the growing problem with opiates.  During a recent regional symposium sponsored by the City of Milwaukee and others, Bevan Baker, Milwaukee Health Commissioner, labeled the opiate addiction as a “definition of public crisis”.  Emergency Medical Products continues to see an increase […]

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EMP Announces Launch of Online Loyalty Rewards Program

May 1, 2014

EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ONLINE LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM AND ENHANCEMENTS TO WEBSITE New loyalty program designed to save customers money on everyday emergency medical equipment and supplies Cudahy, WI – May 1, 2014 – Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies announced the launch of an online […]

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