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BLS monitor

Discussion in 'Ambulances and Equipment' started by ronbach, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. ronbach

    ronbach Forum Ride Along

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    Im wondering if lifepak or any of the other companies make a BLS version. Im an EMT-B as a first responder for a security company. I dont need EKG, end tidal co2 or any other ALS functions but I would like 1 unit that will do NiBP, SP02 and AED functions. Does this even exist?

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  2. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic formerly DEmedic

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    Yes. A lifepak in AED mode.
     
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  3. hometownmedic5

    hometownmedic5 Forum Captain

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    I know of no such device, except the neutered monitor as noted.
     
  4. Grimes

    Grimes Forum Asst. Chief

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    Save money and buy a stethoscope, BP cuff, standalone/finger pulse oximeter, and an AED. Even swap the steth & BP cuff out for the local family doc's electric wrist BP unit.

    In all seriousness. It's cheaper, easier to store, and much easier to maintain. Smaller in storage, smaller when in use.
     
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  5. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    Zoll monitors will function as an AED as well.

    Better to just get an AED and learn how to take an accurate BP. SPO2 is secondary and not all that useful IMO

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  6. Ensihoitaja

    Ensihoitaja Forum Lieutenant

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  7. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    Our local FD uses a Zoll AED with a screen showing Lead II. Nifty for when I walk on scene for a quick glance.

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