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2012-03-27 20:32:15

Elderly falls: A national survey of UK ambulance services The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Falls are the principal cause of injury among those aged over 65, with around one in three in this age group sustaining a fall every year, say the authors. And in London alone one in 12 emergency calls for ambulance services are made for older people who have...

2012-03-18 23:00:34

MED3OOO´s Fire/EMS division, a leading provider of billing services for the ambulance industry, announced today that they have partnered with Medapoint in a proprietary relationship to offer AdvanceDispatch©, a web-based software solution that provides EMS departments with a cost-effective means to manage their dispatch and tracking. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 MED3OOO´s Fire/EMS division, a leading provider of billing services for the ambulance industry, announced...

2012-03-05 22:48:40

A study by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust proves that HGVs pose the greatest risk of death and serious injury to cyclists. A number of high profile campaigns have highlighted the vulnerability of cyclists on our city roads but very little evidence exists to back up these campaigns and to show how deaths and injuries can be prevented. The new study is the first of its kind to show the types and severity of injuries caused by collisions...

2012-03-05 10:59:57

In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance response time for the 200 million Americans who dial 911 each year, according to the Federal Communications Commission. "If we can meet this critical time window [of 8 minutes], we can maximize benefits," said Ping Yin, a UGA graduate student studying geography who...

2012-02-21 13:20:00

In 2010, HVAC was in desperate need of replacing one of its older ambulances. When it began a campaign to raise the necessary funds, Board Member & Chief Yudi Abraham reached out to his friend Mr. Isaac D. Stern, President of Yellowstone Capital for help. Within two weeks, Mr. Stern's firm Yellowstone Capital raised the necessary funds. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp (HVAC) of Union County NJ, founded in 2004, is a non-profit volunteer Ambulance...

2012-02-19 16:10:00

Malman Law announced prosecution successfully reached a settlement between Chicago City Council and Starks family Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Malman Law announced Wednesday that the Chicago City Council approved a $1.75 million settlement with the family of a 13-year-old girl who died a decade ago after city paramedics allegedly botched her care during an asthma attack. Paramedics in July 2002 incorrectly inserted a tube meant to help Arielle Starks breathe, said Jeffrey...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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