Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NAEMT Star of Life Recognition Recipients

Congratulations to Our Stars of Life (Source:

NAEMT would like to congratulate its recent Stars of Life: Steven Simon of Acadian Ambulance Service, Louisiana, and Philip Reid of Metro West Ambulance, Oregon...CONTINUE READING

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Featured Product: The Quick Transfer (QT)

The QT is ideal for transporting a patient from floor, to cot, to hospital bed, while eliminating the loss or need for costly backboards. Designed for use when absolute spinal immobilization is not necessary. The QT is compatible and adjustable for both adult and pediatric use and featurs a built-in head immobilizer.


Monday, June 27, 2011

54 EMTs punished in fake training

54 EMTs punished in fake training
Boston suspends workers from Fire Department  
By Ben Wolford Globe Correspondent / June 24, 2011

The Boston Fire Department suspended 54 firefighters yesterday who were among more than 200 EMTs who state investigators say faked medical training certifications in a fraudulent scheme that came to light last year...READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Firework Safety

June - July 4 is National Firework Safety Month

CLICK HERE for firework safety tips

Be Fireworks Smart Before, During and After Your Consumer Fireworks Display

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Backboards, Soft Stretchers & Transfer Systems

Backboards, Soft Stretchers & Transfer Systems

Morrison Medical offers a variety of products to assist in transporting patients of ALL sizes. Please contact us with any custom inquiries.


Morrison Medical Backboards are our newest addition to this category. Morrison Select Backboard & Morrison MCI Backboard are now available! Learn more online HERE or call us at 800.438.6677.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Featured EMS Tip:

Question: More Resources on Capnography

by Greg Friese on June 8, 2011 in EMS Education Tips

Update on the Santa Cruz Paramedic who was beaten after the Giants Dodgers season opener

Doctors upgrade condition of beaten Giants fan

Jun 22, 3:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Doctors said Wednesday they have upgraded the condition of a San Francisco Giants fan who has recently shown increasing brain activity after a severe beating left him in a coma three months ago outside Dodger Stadium..."He is far from out of the woods," Manley said of the 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic....READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Friday, June 17, 2011

Strap System SALE

Morrison Medical's Inventory Reduction SALE
The more you buy, the more you save!

Receive 10% off of The Original Best Strap System, item 1280, and The Economy Best Strap System, item 1381, when you purchase 50 or more. Want an even deeper discount? Contact Morrison Medical for even better pricing on 100 or more strap systems.

Some restrictions apply. Contact Morrison Medical for details. Call 800.438.6677.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Jersey EMS Groups Push Bill to Regulate, License EMTs and Paramedics

A bill is being considered in New Jersey that proponents say will help reform a fractured, non-uniformed EMS system, according to The Gloucester County Times.
The "New Jersey EMS Redesign Bill" would put EMTs, paramedics and the agencies that employ them under a streamlined set of standards...Under the bill, both EMTs and paramedics need certification and would replace a certificate with a license...CONTINUE READING

Source: News

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Benton Harbor plans to merge fire, police roles

BENTON HARBOR -- Benton Harbor Emergency Financial Manager Joseph Harris said he expects public safety officers to start patrolling the streets in July.
According to Harris, a public safety officer (PSO) is a police officer who is cross-trained to provide fire suppression. A firefighter who is cross-trained as a police officer is also a PSO...READ FULL ARTICLE HERE


Monday, June 13, 2011

What's popular with your customers?

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Custom Products

Morrison Medical offers many great opportunities to customize and private label products, including: custom labels and inserts; screen printing; custom product specs; custom products; and much more. Contract manufacturing, fulfillment and logistic services are also available from Morrison Medical.

Your logo and/or information can now be screen printed on First Aid Kit cases.

 Call us for more information and to request your custom products - 800.438.6677.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

EMS ‘Whistleblower’ Fights Workplace Retaliation

Paramedic was relegated to warehouse duty and cleaning toilets and he was forced to take a psychiatric exam

Read Full Article Here


New disposable strap packaging/case quantities

Case quantities are changing for Morrison Medical's Disposable Poly Straps, items 1390, 1392, and 1394.

While cases of 36 disposable straps will still be offered, the case of 100 will be changing to a case of 105. This change allows for more efficient packing and shipping, providing additional convenience for distributors and end users.

Case of 36 Disposable Poly Straps
3 straps/package, 12 packages/case
Item: 1390-36, 1392-36 & 1394-36

Case of 105 Disposable Poly Straps
3 straps/package, 35 packages/case (No longer packaged in cases of 100)
Item: 1390-105, 1392-105 & 1394-105

If case number is not used when placing order, we will automatically convert to the nearest case packaging for that quantity.


Questions? Call Morrison Medical at 800.438.6677 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Clinical Guidelines for MRSA Treatment

MRSA Guidelines/Cellulose in Our Foods/Heart Study

By Mary Jane Dittmar
New Clinical Guidelines for MRSA Treatment
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has developed its first treatment guidelines for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the healthcare and community-associated types...READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Featured EMS Tip:

Of all the topics in EMS education, patient restraint is probably the most important and least stressed topic for all levels of providers. Encountering a patient who requires restraint is one of the rare situations that increases risk for both providers and the patient. Beyond the physical risk of injury, an improperly handled patient-restraint situation puts the provider and organization at risk legally and in the court of public opinion....
Continue reading article HERE.

Source:; Joseph P. Hopple, NREMT-P | From the February 2011 Issue | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Upcoming Events

Below is a compiled list of EMS and Fire industry trade shows and events, national medical observances, and other events that may be of interest to you. Feel free to add to our list in the comments section.


Former firefighter guilty in EMT fraud

BOSTON -- In a false-records probe of EMTs across the state, a former Haverhill firefighter pleaded guilty this week to his role in allowing 28 other Haverhill firefighters to lie about their emergency medical technician training...CONTINUE READING

Source: The Lowell Sun;

Memo contradicts Alameda fire chief in drowning

There is a new twist in the case of a man who drowned while Alameda firefighters stood by and watched. One of the explanations the fire chief gave for their inaction apparently doesn't hold water...
Read the full story HERE.

Source: KGO-TV San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Product: Foam EEZ Head Blocks

You may be familiar with Morrison Medical's Foam EEZ Head Stabilization System. The Foam EEZ Head Blocks are now available in pairs, separate from the system:

The Foam EEZ Head Blocks are economical, all weather, disposable blocks constructed of
comfortable, yet sturdy, foam. The specially designed pillows feature easy access to ears for
patient assessment. Work great with Morrison Medical Disposable Head & Chin Straps
(item 1475). Compatible with all backboards. X-ray translucent. Latex-free.

CLICK HERE for more information on this product and the complete Foam EEZ Head Stabilization System.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Did you know?

Morrison Medical is the most trusted brand in the EMS Industry bringing you the highest quality emergency medical products from Columbus Ohio since 1970. Our products are often imitated but NEVER duplicated.
Morrison Medical guarantees to provide you with what you need, when you need it, and with the kind of service that has made us number one with our customers for over 40 years.

Did you know Morrison Medical offers:
  • Customized products
  • Silk Screening for straps, first aid kits, and more
  • Custom inserts and labels

June is National Safety Month

From the National Safety Council website (
Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. Each week carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues. Check back regularly for additional materials to help you promote safety this June.
2011 dates & themes

Week 1:   June 1-4                       Summertime Safety
Week 2:   June 5-11                     Preventing Overexertion
Week 3:   June 12-18                   Teen Driving Safety
Week 4:   June 19-25                   Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Week 5:   June 26-30                   On the Road, Off the Phone

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