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Development and Characterization of Two Low-Cost UV Decontamination Units for PPE and Ambulances

This article discusses the development of two ultraviolet decontamination systems that are inexpensive and simple to construct.

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Neptune Township (NJ) Becomes First In the Country to Incorporate New On-Board Disinfectant Spray System

The MEDS unit inside a Neptune Township EMS ambulance.

Designed by Frontline Innovations, LLC, the MEDS Unit features an onboard system to disinfect an ambulance in between emergencies.

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‘COVID’ Ambulances to Hit the Road in Converse (TX)

Converse, TX city hall

The city of Converse expects to have three new ambulances on the road by mid-January after receiving the specially equipped state-of-the-art infectious disease transporters last month.

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ESO Data Show EMS Personnel Experience Substantial Exposure to COVID-19 Patients in Confined Spaces

The data show EMS personnel spend more than 30 minutes with each COVID-19 patient, often in a confined, poorly ventilated space.

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Duluth (MN) First Responders Kept Busy with Calls as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Close up of an ambulance grill.

Heading into December, The Duluth Fire Department expects to set new high-water marks in medical runs and total call volume.

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Disinfection Sprayers Going to NH Ambulance Services

Some 300 disinfection sprayers are going to be put in use by ambulance services throughout New Hampshire, officials said. The Granite State Health Care Coalition is providing the funding for the devices, according to U.S. News & World Report. The handheld device allows for 360-degree touchless disinfection and sanitizing. New Hampshire Bureau of EMS Chief Justin Romanello said the sprayers ...

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‘Smartbulance:’ Telemedicine Monitoring for COVID-19 Patient Evacuation

Learn how Magen David Adom in Israel started operating double-cabin ambulances to transport COVID-19 patients to the hospital.

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Marion County EMS (MO) Ambulance Decon

  First responders in northeast Missouri are using a new tool to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Marion County EMS is now using blue light technology to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19, WGEM-TV reports. Officials told the station they had this technology in the past but recently spent more money to make sure it is available ...

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Unsung Heroes Keep Frontline Heroes Rolling Along

Under normal circumstances, it’s essential for most people to get up every day and go to work to provide for their families – to pay the mortgage, put food on the table, heat and cool their homes and pay the bills in general. But these are anything but normal circumstances. Many of these same people who go to jobs every ...

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Ambulances Quickly Disinfected in Maryland

Maryland’s Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has started to deploy a cleaning and disinfecting team in the emergency room at Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Related: Transport of COVID-19 Patients When an ambulance arrives at the emergency room, the decontamination team cleans and disinfects the unit inside and out while the transport crew is transitioning ...

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