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2012-09-28 12:47:13

The benefits and cost effectiveness of helicopter transport for severely injured patients is of continued debate. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care shows that for severe blunt trauma, patients transported by helicopter had a lower risk of death, compared to those transported by road. In a multi-center study, based in university hospitals across France, researchers compared initial patient status at the scene of the accident, with time taken to get...

2012-09-24 23:00:23

Thanks to appropriate riding gear and the help of Acadian Ambulance medics, a father and daughter survived a near-fatal motorcycle crash in St. Martinville, La. (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Thanks to appropriate riding gear and the help of Acadian Ambulance medics, a father and daughter survived a near-fatal motorcycle crash in St. Martinville, La. Dennis Primeaux, his wife, Irene, and their daughter Kennis were riding their motorcycles on Christmas Eve 2011. After a brief visit to their...

2012-08-31 23:03:08

Wheeled Coach has teamed up with Vanner and Sun Power to run 12 Volt Air Conditioning in a Type II Ambulance cab. Vanner IdleWatch is saving fuel and keeping them cool! Hilliard, OH (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 Wheeled Coach Industries, Vanner Inc., and Sun Power Technologies recently teamed up to do what private ambulance companies have been waiting to do for years, cool their cab interior while on stand-by. The combined benefits of the Vanner IdleWatch monitoring the batteries that supply...

2012-08-07 22:08:39

Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on California. The researchers examined ambulance diversion in more than 200 hospitals around the state to assess whether overcrowding in emergency rooms disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities. They found that minorities are more at risk of being impacted by ER crowding and by...

2012-07-31 11:47:49

Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care has found that the key risk factor was severity of injury. However, environmental conditions and medical care, such as the temperature of the ambulance or temperature of any fluids administered intravenously, also increased risk. A multicenter study, carried out by the emergency medical services of eight...

2012-07-28 23:00:50

Interchain, one of the forerunners in building the next generation In-Vehicle Infotainment has succeeded its first attempt in building a solution leveraging on convergence of Telematics and Telemedicine technologies. Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Telemdicine refers to “Healing given with great care at a distance” and it is a constantly evolving science. Addressing health care problems in villages and tribal areas with less number of Doctors is the major issue &...

2012-07-17 23:00:51

Seattle injury attorney and safety advocate now active BoA members of progressive safety technology company. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 MyInfo911, a Florida-based developer of state of the art emergency identification products that insure first responders instant access to accident victim´s medical history, has named Chris Davis and his wife Mischelle to its Board of Advisors. Chris Davis is an injury attorney; victim´s rights advocate and founder of the Davis Law Group,...

2012-07-03 23:03:58

A leader in senior alert systems, Rescue Alert of California announces the advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) training offered to all emergency response call center attendants. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 A leader in senior alert systems, Rescue Alert of California announces the advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) training offered to all emergency response call center attendants. EMDs at the Rescue Alert of California response center have undergone the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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