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2014-04-23 09:40:01

Using an ambulance that included a computed tomography (CT) scanner, point-of-care laboratory, telemedicine connection and a specialized prehospital stroke team resulted in decreased time to treatment for ischemic stroke, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. In acute ischemic stroke, thrombolysis (dissolving of blood clots) using intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the treatment of...

2014-04-21 23:10:46

More than 200 healthcare professionals from around Colorado took part in this educational event for safety net providers. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The 14th Annual Forum offered more than twenty hours of high quality educational programming and networking during the two and a half day event April 9th to 11th at the Sheraton Denver West in Lakewood. “We are very pleased with the success of this year’s annual Forum,” said Michelle Mills, chief executive officer at Colorado...

2014-04-12 23:02:03

On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, a multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulation with the goal of uniting military and civilian emergency medical services into one training event. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, one of the largest multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulations held in the Bay Area. Operation Urban Rescue concentrated on a military and civilian response to a simulated domestic disturbance...

2014-04-11 23:24:52

ESO Solutions has partnered with Emergency Reporting to create a Fire and EMS state-of-the-art digital hub. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 ESO Solutions, a top pre-hospital software provider, has partnered with Emergency Reporting, a leading Fire/Rescue reporting and records management software company, to create a Fire and EMS state-of-the-art digital hub, enabling the deployment of best-of-breed records management solutions and the implementation of the latest in patient data...

2014-04-08 15:51:16

Factoring patient transport by air or by land: Technology is providing a firm diagnosis on critical transport times. University of Cincinnati research is offering hospitals and trauma centers a unique, accurate and scientific approach to making decisions about transporting critical-care patients by air or by ambulance. A presentation this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, Fla., highlights the research of Michael Widener, a UC assistant...

2014-04-04 23:41:41

Unitek Education to host Operation Urban Rescue, a multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulation with the goal of facilitating collaboration between government and civilian emergency medical services. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 On April 5th, Unitek Education is hosting Operation Urban Rescue, one of the largest multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulations ever held. This year’s scenario is focused around a large-scale military and civilian response to a simulated domestic...

2014-04-02 23:22:10

Action Training Systems is releasing their highly anticipated 27-title Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) series. The series teaches specifically to the National EMS Education Standards (NEMSES) established by the U.S. Department of Transportation, with a focus on NREMT skills requirements. Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 As our emergency responders put their lives on the line, a high degree of training is crucial—not only for the patients they serve, but for their own safety as...

2014-04-02 08:34:29

The Critical Role of Case Managers in Air Medical Transport and Continuity of Care SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent changes in the American health care system affect the delivery of care. As regulations are revised and new rules released, case management and transitions of care have become increasingly important to ensure an effective and efficient care process. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140129/LA54793LOGO-b To help educate critical care partners...

2014-03-28 23:27:56

Celebrates 13th Facility in Houston with Ribbon Cutting & Open House Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Cypress - Grant Road facility at 7am today. The facility is First Choice Emergency Room’s 32nd facility overall and 13th in the Houston area. The new Cypress- Grant Road facility is located at 13105 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429 and is open 24-7. “We have a beautiful facility equipped to handle any medical emergency that walks...

2014-03-24 12:30:08

Delegates from nearly all states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will meet with their members of Congress to discuss the essential and cost-effective role of EMS in our nation's changing healthcare system. CLINTON, Miss., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) will host hundreds of EMS professionals, including practitioners, managers, educators, and physicians on March 26, for EMS On The Hill Day in...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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