EMS World

JUL 2018

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EMS AROUND THE WORLD 18 JULY 2018 | EMSWORLD.com Treat Proximal Third, Mid Shaft Fractures and More Find out more about Sager Splints models and application at www.sagersplints.com Email MINTORD@aol.com / Call 800-642-6468 for the name of Your Authorized Sager Distributor One Person Application Sager Splints immobilize long bone fractures of the leg, providing optimal and secure immobilization. h Sager Splints can be used to immobilize fractures of the Tibia & Fibula h Traction can be applied to proximal third & Mid Shaft Fractures of the Femur Use the Sager Traction Scale to set the amount of traction needed – Sager Splints do the rest. The Sager's dynamic function permits traction to decrease automatically as the muscle spasm releases. Your Patient will always have the correct amount of safe, secure traction. of trainers to Canada for training. They were trans- planted back to Singapore, and with the help of JIBC, we started the program locally." Since that time Singapore has continually enhanced and expanded its prehospital care capabilities. The city-state now offers its own paramedic training pro- gram and has introduced emergency medicine into its medical undergraduate curriculum (previously these skills were only taught at the postgraduate stage). It has also opened the SAF Medical Training Insti- tute (SMTI), the Singapore Institute of Medical Simu- lation (SIMS), and the Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher NITEC) program in paramedic and emergency care at Singapore's Institute of Technical Education. These achievements were capped in 2013 by the establishment of the Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care. UPEC coordinates, monitors, and implements the various prehospital emergency care strategies, including the SCDF's EMS, as well as providing clinical and operational oversight of care activities. Capabilities and Innovations Today Singapore's SCDF EMS has 65 ambulances in For More Information Circle 19 on Reader Service Card

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