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2013-10-21 23:03:06

LifeFlight, the first air medical transport program of its kind in the northeastern United States, has completed more than 70,000 missions in a four-state area: western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight air medical transport program, the first service of its kind in the northeastern United States, is marking 35 years of helping critically injured people get...

2013-10-21 10:07:07

Community health awareness delivered by paramedics leads to 32 percent reduction in EMS calls Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff are accustomed to responding to emergencies. A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress finds they may be able to prevent many emergencies as well, judging by the preliminary success of a pilot project at a Hamilton building for seniors. The subsidized housing complex in the study has about 280 residents, predominantly low income...

2013-10-17 17:06:11

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports many elderly patients who are not taken to a trauma center -- even though their injuries are severe enough to warrant specialized trauma care -- have a higher mortality rate Traumatic injuries can be more severe for older adults, yet they often do not get the right level of care, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Instead of going to a trauma center, many elderly...

2013-10-15 23:31:15

Nelson Jaeggli, MD, to lead First Choice Emergency Room’s 21st facility. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced Nelson Jaeggli, MD, as the medical director of its new facility in Garland, Texas. Dr. Jaeggli completed both his undergraduate and medical education at Columbia University in New York, New York. While in medical school, Dr. Jaeggli was awarded the Mayor’s Citation...

2013-10-15 11:25:48

Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19 A research team led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis, reveals that childhood gunshot injuries, while uncommon, are more severe, require more major surgery, have greater mortality and higher per-patient costs than any other mechanism for...

2013-10-14 23:03:31

SureFire CPR brings training to employees onsite at their company location, in an effort to prepare more citizens with CPR and first aid training in case of emergency. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 SureFire CPR, an Orange County - based CPR and first aid instruction company, today announced Commercial CPR Training Deals, a new program meant to focus on bringing CPR training to corporate locations. Providing onsite CPR training to residents and businesses in Orange County, Los...

2013-10-14 10:11:19

System delay in treating patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) postpones their return to work and increases early retirement, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 by Kristina Laut, PhD student from Aarhus, Denmark. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is held 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Ms Laut said: "System...

2013-10-11 23:03:48

Celebrates with Donation to Haltom High School and Open House Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room opened its 20th facility in north Ft. Worth, Texas today. The new Beach Western Commons facility is First Choice Emergency Room’s 7th facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is located at 4551 Western Center Blvd, Ft. Worth, TX 76137. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days per week. “Our team at Beach Western Commons is very excited to open our new...


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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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