Power-LOAD™ brings extra muscle for paramedics

Hennepin EMS is employing new technology from Stryker Corporation to reduce the risk of injuries to their patients, paramedics and EMTs. The Power-LOAD™ system is a revolutionary method for managing the stretcher during loading and unloading, while increasing security during transport.

The Power-LOAD system allows for loading and unloading without additional lifting by personnel, and the cot must by actively released by the provider; reducing the chance of a “dropped” stretcher. During transport, the rail system secures the stretcher in 4 places and provides a secure mount in up to 20 Gs of force forward or rearward, and up to 10 Gs laterally. (To view a demonstration of the Power-LOAD system, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aov_QI8H5SU_)   Continue reading “Power-LOAD™ brings extra muscle for paramedics”

HCMC EMS providers to be remembered at National EMS Memorial Service on June 25

Hennepin EMS will be in Colorado, participating in the service itself. We will also participate in the National Moment of Silence at 2030 hours on June 25. This is why:

Since 1992, the National EMS Memorial Service has honored EMS providers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The 43 individuals honored this year join 538 others previously honored by the National EMS Memorial Service. Each year, at a service held in Colorado Springs, members of the honoree’s families are presented with a medallion, symbolizing eternal memory; a U.S. Flag which has flown over the Nation’s Capital, symbolizing service to the country; and a white rose, symbolizing their undying love. In addition to the presentations made during the service, each honoree’s name is engraved on a bronze oak leaf which is added to the “Tree of Life,” the National EMS Memorial. Continue reading “HCMC EMS providers to be remembered at National EMS Memorial Service on June 25”