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2011-08-12 00:00:28

MedixSafeâ“ž¢ New Dual Credential Narcotic Safes and Narcotic Cabinets Employ Technology to Secure and Discourage Theft by EMTs and Paramedics. (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Memphis, TN: MedixSafeâ“ž¢ new narcotic safes and narcotic cabinets are the result of a fire commissioner"Ëœs concern about employee theft and built to his specifications. MedixSafeâ“ž¢ offers dual access, IP, and biometric...

2011-08-03 18:00:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health is disappointed by the serious allegations made yesterday in a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) with respect to the arrest of Mr. Saeed Mahdi. The Ministry would like to clarify the serious falsehoods in the MSF press release. 1. The events to which the MSF press release speaks occurred because it was operating an unlicensed medical center in a residential apartment building. As MSF was...

2011-08-03 16:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a week in July at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 13 youths investigated crime scenes, examined blood spatters, navigated their way through a smoke-filled apartment and practiced life-saving skills during the College's Camp HERO (How Emergency Responders Operate). The camp, for ages 11 to 15, gave students an introduction into the lives and operations of firefighters, law enforcement officers and paramedics....

2011-07-14 09:34:00

"Military Medic to Paramedic" plan will accelerate path to licensed paramedic and nursing degrees LANSING, Mich., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lansing Community College - after two years of planning - is set to launch a unique medical program that will give a well-earned boost to men and women who served as military medics. Previously denied classroom credit for their prior medical training, this special group of veterans will now be credited for their efforts as they pursue...

2011-06-30 10:43:00

MedicAlert Foundation and Children's Hospital Central California Form Alliance MADERA, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After years of independently serving children and families, two key organizations - MedicAlert Foundation and Children's Hospital Central California (Children's) - have partnered to provide emergency medical information and identification services to children in the Central Valley. In an effort to improve health outcomes for young patients, as well as...

2011-06-29 12:30:01

Study Highlights:     * A new report finds a statewide coordinated care system reduced transfer times between hospitals for heart attack patients needing emergency angioplasty to open blocked heart arteries.    * The researchers compared how long it took to transfer patients from smaller facilities without emergency angioplasty capabilities to hospitals with them, before and after a statewide patient transfer program was instituted.    * EMS crews...

2011-06-21 01:59:25

A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim's heart significantly increased survival, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found the odds of surviving until hospital discharge were significantly lower for patients whose rescuers paused CPR for 20 seconds or more before delivering a shock (the pre-shock pause), and for patients whose rescuers paused CPR before and after...

2011-05-11 00:00:29

The Emergency Room at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is nationally accredited as a Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 The Emergency Room at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (FHMMC) (http://www.floridalhospitalmemorial.org) has the experience and processes in place to stop a heart attack or stroke within minutes. " We are a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center," said Alex Heggblod, director of...

2011-05-05 14:14:00

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It started as a typical day for retired Fire Chief Fred Gies, but it would be anything but normal. As he did on so many mornings before, the Lakewood resident had made coffee for his wife Cathy, an administrator for Memorial HealthCare IPA. Later that April afternoon, he was staring at his crossword puzzle and hoping to finally finish it. Suddenly, he began having excruciating chest pains. They continued as Fred started to sweat despite...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

National EMS Week heroes lay it on the line each and every day, and in support Action Training Systems has launched a 25-title Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) series. The series follows the national NEMSES standard and trains emergency medical responders in life-saving skills that are critical to the well-being of the loved ones in our communities. Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 National EMS Week will be honored by Action Training Systems and other EMS supporters during this year's...