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2014-01-31 23:02:42

New Continuing Medical Education and Information Portal Streamlines Access for Wound Care Professionals Malvern, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, is proud to announce the launch of SAWC Network, a new online portal for wound care professionals to access relevant news, articles, industry meeting information, live and online CME/CE opportunities, and more. For nearly 30 years, the Symposium on Advanced Wound...

2014-01-28 23:28:57

Lifeguard Master now offers Diving Bricks, diving rings, and training manikins for lifeguards. These are essential tools in building endurance and testing the lifeguard’s skills. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Just like when someone wants to practice lifting heavy weights, they go to the gym; a lifeguard trains with a diving brick. Diving bricks give a lifeguard the type of weight and resistance they need to help them become more advanced when swimming. Being a good swimmer is one...

2014-01-28 23:04:43

5i Sciences appoints three new Directors to its Board, and raises $2MM to further development of its products in anesthesia care and sleep medicine. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 5i Sciences Inc., a medical technology company focused on airway management products, announces the appointment of three new Directors to its Board: Mr. Avram Miller, Dena Bravata, M.D., and Mr. David Goldsmith. Mr. Miller will become the Board’s Vice-Chairman and a member of the Board’s Executive...

2014-01-20 23:01:20

CarePoint Health kicked off the lecture series on January 16, 2014 with a Wound Care presentation from Dr. Emran Sheikh, a nerve reconstruction surgeon and Medical Director for the wound care center at HUMC. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center - launched its 2014 Lunch and Learn education series. These Lunch and Learn events provide information on interesting health topics. CarePoint Health...

2014-01-16 14:04:47

An endotracheal extubation training video produced by Rafael Ortega, MD, the vice-chair of academic affairs for the department of anesthesiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and professor of anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and his colleagues is featured in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. The training video, which is the seventh BMC-produced video to appear in the NEJM's Videos in Clinical Medicine section, provides best practices for physicians...

2014-01-16 08:27:58

New ConvaTec Academy(TM) portal includes accredited CE courses to help advance best practices, support better patient outcomes and reduce costs SKILLMAN, N.J., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, announced today the launch of a new series of continuing education offerings for health care practitioners focused on wound and skin care. Available through the ConvaTec Academy(TM) online portal, the offerings include...

2014-01-16 08:23:41

App helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android...

2014-01-09 16:24:56

GOLD RIVER, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SimpleCPR is on the cutting edge of online learning with their online CPR and first aid classes. These courses are offered at only a fraction of the price of other long and expensive in-person classes while still containing the same information and teaching practices. With online learning becoming more accepted in the academic community, SimpleCPR has become recognized for their effective, concise, and reliable CPR and first aid...

2014-01-07 23:29:23

Combined companies create one of the largest networks of comprehensive wound centers in the country. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 RestorixHealth, a leader in developing and managing comprehensive wound care centers, has finalized a merger agreement with Candescent Healing. The combined companies, operating under the RestorixHealth name, will create one of the largest networks of wound care service providers in the country. Chronic wounds are a significant health problem...

2014-01-07 23:28:47

Vallejo CPR Classes Now Offers Official American Heart Association BLS Renewal, CPR Certification, and First-aid Training Courses throughout Solano County & the San Francisco Bay Area Vallejo, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Safety Training Seminars is proud to announce the opening of an American Heart Association CPR and first-aid training school called Vallejo CPR Classes. STS is an official AHA training center with the license number CA20784 and the license for teaching EMSA certified...


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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...

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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