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2014-06-02 08:31:45

The inserter features a thin, flexible insertion tube and enables single-handed loading WHIPPANY, N.J., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new inserter for Mirena(®). Bayer now offers the same inserter design and technique for both Mirena and Skyla(® )(levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5 mg. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140531/92968) The innovative Bayer Inserter...

2014-06-02 08:31:10

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their training has significantly lapsed.(i) CPR RsQ Assist® - introduced by CPR RsQ Assist, Inc. - is a first-of-its-kind,...

2014-06-02 08:28:59

Drs. Braun, Holloway Announce Nationwide Program Study Results "Incorporating the General Workforce into SCA Response Plan" at Citizen CPR Foundation Event, Las Vegas REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a trailblazer for emergency response system design, blended emergency medical training and innovative response technologies, announced today that its Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employee Safety...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...

2014-05-29 23:10:59

Press release also available in Spanish at the Following Link: http://bit.ly/1ovtOmj Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Each year 8 million children in the United States (including nearly 1 million Hispanic children) suffer an injury that requires emergency room care or a hospital stay. As part of National Trauma Awareness Month, a team of experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched a new Spanish-language website, AfterTheInjury.org/es, to help...

2014-05-29 20:23:03

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 leaders of U.S. and international organizations committed to human rights and the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls globally sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to "accelerate U.S. leadership in ensuring women and girls who are raped have access to post-rape care that is comprehensive and rights-based," calling U.S. leadership for care that includes abortion access...

2014-05-29 16:24:46

Represents Son, Matthew, that Sustained Traumatic Brain Injury Playing Football WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Executive Director Robert J. "Bob" Gfeller, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, attended President Obama's Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House today. The Gfellers lost their younger son, Matthew, after he sustained a traumatic brain injury during a high school football game....

2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-27 12:30:59

Deadly and largely unknown condition contributes to half of all hospital deaths DENVER, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC and the Sepsis Alliance today announced a partnership to launch a Colorado-focused public awareness campaign around sepsis, a medical emergency that contributes to as many as half of all hospital deaths.(i) The campaign will encourage caregivers to learn the signs of sepsis and seek medical treatment quickly, and will ask providers to improve early identification...

2014-05-22 23:00:23

Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake toured the facility. Hudson SPEAKS Against Sexual Violence funded by CarePoint Health Foundation. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Hudson SPEAKS Against Sexual Violence, the rape crisis center funded by the nonprofit CarePoint Health Foundation, was pleased to welcome New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake on April 24, 2014. Hudson SPEAKS...


Latest Medical emergencies Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

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...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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