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2013-11-24 23:04:12

EMED JAMAICA provides access to high quality air ambulance evacuation services and global health care with Jamaica's largest credit union, COK and its 900,000 members. Kingston, Jamaica (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 EMED, Jamaica’s government approved air ambulance provider announced its partnership with COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union, Jamaica’s largest credit union, today. The EMED/COK partnership will open a window of opportunity for Jamaicans who previously could not afford...

2013-11-20 23:28:52

First Choice Emergency Room opens 11th facility in Houston. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in La Porte, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to opening our 11th facility in Houston this December,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice Emergency Room is...

2013-11-19 23:33:02

First Choice Emergency Room Opens 11th Facility in Dallas-Fort Worth Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in Little Elm, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to serving Little Elm and the surrounding communities with our 11th facility in Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice...

Rural And Southern Counties Lack Annual Training In CPR
2013-11-19 08:03:46

Duke University Medical Center Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published Nov. 18, 2013, in JAMA Internal Medicine, add to known geographic disparities in cardiac arrest survival and offer a rationale to increase access to training for the life-saving intervention....

2013-11-18 23:27:39

Nils Albert, MD, FACEP to Lead First Choice Emergency Room’s First Facility in Denver Area Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced Nils Albert, MD, FACEP as the medical director of its new Arvada, Colorado facility. Dr. Albert received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed...

2013-11-18 20:50:51

Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., of Uppsala University, Sweden and colleagues assessed whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to CPR with manual chest compression. "Many factors affect the chances of survival after cardiac arrest, including early recognition of arrest, effective CPR and defibrillation, and postresuscitation...

CPR After Cardiac Arrest Should Go On For An Average Of 38 Minutes
2013-11-17 05:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sustaining CPR for at least 38 minutes can improve a person’s chances of surviving a heart attack and increase the odds that a cardiac arrest survivor will have regular brain function, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas. “Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop...

2013-11-15 23:23:32

Celebrates 10th Facility in DFW with Donation to North Mesquite High School and Open House Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room opened its 10th facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Mesquite, Texas at 7am today. The new Mesquite facility is located at 3400 Gus Thomasson, Mesquite, Texas 75150 and is open 24 hours, 7 days per week. “We have an excellent clinical team and are look forward to providing serving the Mesquite community,” said Dr....

2013-11-14 23:27:56

EMS Toolkit Welcomes Barry Britt as New VP of Business Development Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 EMS Toolkit is proud to announce that Barry Britt, BS, EMT-P, is their new Vice President of Business Development. Barry brings over 30 years of experience in public safety to EMS Toolkit. In his new role, Barry will be responsible for over-seeing sales team leadership, driving revenue, product review and overall growth strategies. Prior to joining EMS Toolkit, Barry served as the...


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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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