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2014-01-07 23:24:01

StatusNet911 will be featured in MCI City Real World Multi-Casualty Emergency Medical Response Demonstration at EMS & First Responder Conference. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 DataTech911 is pleased to announce that StatusNet911, a cloud-based MCI application, will be featured during the MCI City Real World Multi-Casualty Emergency Medical Response Demonstration at the EMS TODAY Conference, February 5-8, 2014 in Washington DC. The MCI City Real World Multi-Casualty Emergency...

2012-08-10 10:22:31

NORWOOD, N.J., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tactical Medical Packs, the leading developer of self-contained vacuum-sealed emergency medical kits announced today their latest emergency medical pack and the appointment of Hartwell Medical as the exclusive distributor for this new product line. The Triage Medical Pack provides essential medical supplies for use by professional emergency responders in disaster or mass casualty incidents (MCI). The product has already been named a 2012 JEMS Hot...

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2011-01-25 11:24:39

A new disaster preparedness tool from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate calculates casualty estimates In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured. The toll would be influenced by a number of variables. For example, the toll from a dirty bomb...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mass casualty incidents -- such as terrorist attacks, pandemic flu outbreaks or natural calamities like earthquakes or hurricanes -- raise the life-and-death reality that existing medical equipment is not adequate to provide treatment for all who need it. One of the most critical gaps is the lack of ventilators for people requiring respiratory support. Disaster specialists and health care professionals know that mass casualty events could mean...

2008-09-14 03:00:24

By Jankosky, Christopher John ABSTRACT On January 8, 2005, the U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711), a nuclear-powered submarine, collided with a seamount in a remote Pacific Ocean location. The high-speed impact resulted in injuries to 90% of the crew. Subsequent emergency medical response is described as well as the 3-month physical and psychological morbidity. Recommendations for medical training, equipment, and policy for workers in isolated environments are discussed. INTRODUCTION...