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Automated Chest Compression Devices: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives

By Team Pulsara on Jun 14, 2017

Knowing how and when to use these devices could save lives.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content originally appeared on EMS1.com as paid content sponsored by Pulsara. Special thanks to our guest blogger, Drew Rinella for EMS1 BrandFocus. Drew is the clinical coordinator for Bonner County EMS in rural North Idaho. He is a paramedic, public servant, and competition shooter. Drew is an advocate for quality in EMS and also blogs his crusade against bad EKGs in product advertising. 

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Automatic CPR devices have been available for several decades now, yet they haven’t received widespread acceptance as the standard of care for cardiac arrest management. Here are 10 things you need to know about automatic CPR devices:

Topics: STEMI EMS
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Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package Selected as a JEMS Hot Product from EMS Today 2017 [Press Release]

By Team Pulsara on Jun 06, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package among 30 innovative new products for emergency medical services and prehospital care.

Bozeman, MT, June 6, 2017 -- Pulsara and JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) are proud to announce the selection of Pulsara’s Prehospital Alerting Package as a Hot Product from the JEMS EMS Today Conference & Exposition, which was held February 23–25 in Salt Lake City.

Pulsara was selected after a team of eight judges consisting of emergency medical services (EMS) product specialists, physicians, educators, managers and paramedics reviewed a host of products designed to not only improve the ability to deliver optimal emergency medical care to sick and injured patients, but also allow EMS agencies to do it safely, more efficiently and with enhanced comfort for the patient.

Topics: EMS Press
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Always in Service: A THANK YOU to Our EMS Personnel

By Hannah Ostrem on May 26, 2017

"Always in Service."

That's the theme of the 2017 EMS Week, which comes to a close on Saturday. But before it's over, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the EMS professionals who whole-heartedly serve their communities, putting their jobs above leisure, family, and self. 

The Pulsara team is blessed to have some of the most talented, dedicated, and experienced EMS personnel on our own staff. "Always in Service" describes no one better than this crew who split their time serving in EMS roles while also giving their all to Pulsara and our clients ... all while balancing their own passions. Check out some of the things that make these team members unique -- as well as their SUPER impressive EMS track records -- below. 

Topics: EMS
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It’s About Time: Addressing the Communication Crisis in Emergency Healthcare [eBook]

By James Woodson, MD on May 18, 2017

As an emergency room physician, I experience firsthand the impact of outdated communication systems — how they hamper good patient care and challenge even the most talented, dedicated, and well-trained medical professionals. In emergency situations, when seconds count, fast and accurate communication between care teams can mean the difference between life and death.

Topics: Stroke STEMI EMS Communication
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Pulsara featured in Australian News Story as Second International Hospital Begins Use of the Platform

By Hannah Ostrem on May 16, 2017

Pulsara was featured last week in a news article on Australian news site, The Courier after Ballarat Base Hospital, Pulsara's second international hospital client, began a pilot of the platform. Ballarat will leverage Pulsara to receive real-time information about a patient’s condition from local paramedics to get the entire emergency department, cardiac, neurology and other specialists and departments on the same page.

Image: The Courier -- Paramedics use Pulsara to alert hospitals of incoming patients and reduce treatment times.

According to the article, Ambulance Victoria clinical manager Grant Hocking said “Time is of the essence for cardiac and stroke patients. This app puts everyone on the same page, synchronizing our communication not just to the emergency department but specialists within the hospital as well.”

Topics: Stroke STEMI EMS Press
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Pulsara Helps Clinicians Treat Heart Attack Patient in 26 Minutes [News Report]

By Hannah Ostrem on May 11, 2017

NBC News in Dallas Fort-Worth, TX reported Tuesday evening that a local man, 55-year-old Thomas Moran, was recently treated for a heart attack -- from which he made a full recovery -- by teams using Pulsara.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine as well as 11 Tarrant County EMS teams are now using the app.

Topics: STEMI EMS Press
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Preliminary Research Shows Simple Icing Technique May Improve Trauma Outcomes

By Hannah Ostrem on Apr 27, 2017

New preliminary research suggests that applying ice to the face of a trauma patient may help ensure their vital organs continue to receive enough oxygen by preventing cardiovascular decompensation. This sudden drop in blood pressure is a serious risk after blood loss, even is the patient has stopped bleeding. 

According to an article published on the HealthDay website yesterday, study leader Blair Johnson said in an American Physiological Society news release: "We think that this technique could be used by first responders or combat medics on the battlefield to give additional time for transportation or evacuation." 

Topics: EMS
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Progressive Paramedicine: How to Assess and Treat the Crashing CHF Patient [Video]

By Team Pulsara on Apr 21, 2017

Most medics have encountered a crashing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patient at some point in their career, and chances are not all of those cases were managed perfectly. This can be a challenging group to assess and treat, especially because your patient is likely very scared and anxious.

Pulsara has teamed up with EMS1 to produce an original video series of critical paramedicine tips and techniques, called Progressive Paramedicine. In this week's video, Pulsara's Brandon Means reviews three things to remember when managing the crashing CHF patient: 

Topics: EMS
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Managing Resources for Specialty Patients: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives

By Team Pulsara on Apr 13, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content originally appeared on EMS1.com as paid content sponsored by Pulsara. Special thanks to our guest blogger, Drew Rinella for EMS1 BrandFocus. Drew is the clinical coordinator for Bonner County EMS in rural North Idaho. He is a paramedic, public servant, and competition shooter. Drew is an advocate for quality in EMS and also blogs his crusade against bad EKGs in product advertising. 

Specialty patients present unique challenges to EMS providers in the field. Rarely encountered medical conditions, unusual medical devices and treatments, and morbid obesity all require different considerations from that of the routine 911 call. Here are 10 things you need to know about managing resources for specialty patients:

Topics: EMS