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2011-11-14 10:00:00

The mountainous coastal regions of California, though beautiful, involve rugged terrain that makes the delivery of first aid by the local Disaster Aid Response Team an often difficult endeavor. The recent donation of Pocket BVMs has enabled the response team to address this issue and mobilize more quickly. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 The coastal mountains of California are beautiful, but are also far removed from standard transportation and emergency care. The members of the Los...

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomized crossover trial of musical prompts Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to hospital, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. But Disco Science, which featured in the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's film Snatch in 2000, still doesn't improve the depth of compression, leading the authors to...

2011-10-27 14:45:00

Chief Learning Officer Magazine Recognizes University For Educational Partnership with Emergency Medical Services Corporation PHOENIX, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private university and leader in providing educational opportunities for today's working learner, announced today that it has received the Bronze Award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships as part of Chief Learning Officer Magazine's eighth annual "Learning in...

2011-10-26 19:00:00

According to the National Registry of EMTs, the National Average Pass Rate for Paramedics went from 70% in 2010 to 72% in 2011. In comparison, NEMSAâs Paramedic Pass Rate went from 73% in 2010 to a whopping 88% this year. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Each year, the National EMS Academy, located in Lafayette, LA, and operating as a division of Acadian Companies, continues to exceed the National Average Pass Rate for EMTs (Basic and Paramedic). This year, through...

2011-10-17 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18: MOBILE HEART CARE Profile America -- Tuesday, October 18th. A standard feature of hospitals across the country is 43 years old this month -- an ambulance especially equipped to deal with cardiac patients. The idea of Dr. William Grace of Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York...

2011-10-06 09:03:00

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The idea of dying from a heart attack is more than a fear among people living in one part of Appalachian Ohio. It's a reality. The mortality and morbidity rates for heart disease among those in Pike, Ross and Vinton counties is among the highest in Ohio, according to federal and state data. But with the help of a $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will soon change. The federal grant will be used to outfit...

2011-09-13 16:41:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Zealand health technology company Medtech Global, MedicAlert Foundation International, and MedicAlert New Zealand have collaborated to develop an electronic health information solution that enables New Zealand Emergency services to access medical records of visiting international MedicAlert members in real time. Described as a "world first" the long term vision for the solution is to enable emergency services including...

2011-09-09 17:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As emergency crews in Binghamton race to evacuate over 20,000 people, as a result of flooding due to the rising waters of the Susquehanna River brought on by Tropical Storm Lee, Bronx-based SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services prepares to deploy ambulance crews to assist in that effort. Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan stated, "It's the worst flooding in the history of Binghamton at least since the flood walls were built in the 1930s and 40s." Officials...

2011-09-01 12:00:09

Study led by Ottawa Hospital researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine A study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from 10 North American regions has shown that extending the period of initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by paramedics and firefighters from one to three minutes provides no benefit. The study, led by Dr. Ian Stiell of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Resuscitation Outcomes...

2011-08-23 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past 2 1/2 years, the North Shore-LIJ Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS) has responded to more than 2,300 911 emergency calls from residents of Rockville Centre and transported over 1,800 ill or injured patients to area hospitals. The 911 response service is part of a highly acclaimed, groundbreaking approach to emergency ambulance services that the Village of Rockville Centre implemented in December...