Equestrian Medical Safety Association


air vests

Efficacy of Air Vests

The efficacy of air vests in protection of riders in crushing falls has been highly touted by manufacturers and sales forces. Dramatic videos (on continuous loop) appeal to the “seeing is believing” propensity we all have to take what our eyes seem to tell us as truth. There is a...

Are Air Vests Better Than Traditional Safety Vests

There is a discussion about air vests starting on the EMS and Medical Forum. This is a welcomed exchange among those first responders and what they are seeing in the field. Their many experiences dealing with the vests, removal/deflation and case report efficacy will aid in...