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Video: Dramatic Design Improvements Increase Safety

After watching this video of a crash between a 1959 Chevy Bel Air and a 2009 Chevy Malibu ask yourself a few of these questions:

1. If a new airway tool is safer and more effective than its predecessor should I use it or fight it?

2. How is the patient care compartment of the ambulance designed to protect me during a collision?

3. What developments in trauma care and prevention are research based and which are not?

4. Which industry has made greater research based innovations in the past fifty years – auto makers or EMS providers?

I want to make sure my friend the Rouge Medic sees this video.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.