september is national preparedness month

September is National Preparedness Month: How to Prepare Your Hospital For Emergency and Disaster Situations

First launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month occurs every September with the goal to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies. For hospitals,…
automated cpr devices

Pairing a Defibrillator with Automated CPR Machines

In the world of emergency medical response, every second counts. When a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs, immediate action is crucial to increase the chances of survival. Defibrillators have long been hailed as life-saving devices,…
ai in medical devices

Exploring AI Medical Tools: Weighing the Promise Against the Pitfalls

In recent years, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into medical devices has shown tremendous promise. AI-powered medical devices have the potential to revolutionize diagnostics, treatment planning, and patient care.  However,…
good bedside manner

8 Reasons Why Good Bedside Manner is More Important Than Ever

Demonstrating good bedside manner is a crucial skill for any healthcare professional. It encompasses qualities such as empathy, compassion, active listening, and effective communication skills.  While good bedside manner has always been…
mechanical cpr vs manual cpr

Automated CPR vs. Manual CPR During Patient Transport

CPR is a life-saving tool that people have been training and using for years. For a long time, many have performed this procedure manually with their hands; sometimes using varied compression rhythms. Nowadays, there's a debate between…
asthma attack simulation

Simulate an Acute Asthma Attack with Michigan Instruments’ Lung Simulators

Asthma is a chronic condition that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. In fact, nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have asthma, making it one of the most common forms of respiratory disease in the country.  Fortunately,…
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Top 10 Ways Lung Simulators Benefit Respiratory Therapy Programs

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Did you know that our lung simulator is used in many facilities that offer Respiratory Therapy programs—throughout the United States—and  around the world?  Designed and manufactured by Michigan Instruments, our Lung Simulators…
emergency room crowding

The Crisis of Overcrowded Emergency Rooms: How to Navigate Until a Solution is Found

Emergency rooms (ERs) are designed to provide immediate medical attention to patients in emergency situations. However, the demand for emergency medical services continues to increase, leading to emergency room crowding all over the country.  This…
importance of continuing education ems

How to Provide Your EMTs with Continuous Education

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This year, May 21st - May 27th is National EMS Week. This week is dedicated to celebrating EMS employees and the important part they play in our nation's communities to help save lives. In light of this annual event, we would like to…
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Easy Ways to Support Your Nurses During (and After) National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6th and ends on May 12th. Since 1998, this week honors the important contributions that nurses make every day, and reminds us to thank them for the hard work they do to keep patients healthy,…