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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...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Leading health IT provider eDoctor, Inc. adds former Special Forces Medic Charles E. Thomas to its Medical Advisory Board to provide large-scale emergency perspective to ePrescribing technology Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Maryland-based health IT provider eDoctor, Inc. today announced the appointment of former Special Operation Forces Medic/EMT Paramedic Charles E. Thomas of Maryland to the company's Medical Advisory Board, said eDoctor, Inc. President Se Kang. "Sergeant Thomas...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

EMS agencies, fire departments, and other businesses continue to embrace Aladtec's online employee scheduling and workforce management systems. In the first quarter of 2011, Aladtec helped 51 new customers transition to their EMS Manager, FIRE Manager, or Zanager subscription based employee scheduling system. Hudson, WI (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Aladtec Inc., a leader in online employee scheduling solutions, is proud to welcome 51 new EMS Manager, FIRE Manager, and Zanager customers: Hanover...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and Bon Secours Virginia Health System, in partnership with Motorcycle Virginia, Inc., today launched a new program designed to save the lives of injured motorcyclists. The program provides free identification data cards that will help first responders provide rapid and accurate medical assistance to riders involved in accidents. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/PH82953 ) The data cards,...

2011-04-11 00:00:37

The Human Anatomy Course provides continuing education and reference to those in the medical field and students in need of supplemental instruction in anatomy and physiology studies. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 09, 2011 MyReviewsNow, in cooperation with The Human Anatomy Course, is excited to announce a virtual online instructional program designed to supplement those in the medical field including nurses, paramedics, and physical therapists as well as students students in need of complimentary...

2011-03-14 12:10:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, one of the nation's most advanced and best-trained rescue squads, were honored in graduation ceremonies at the Montgomery County (Md.) Fire and Rescue Training Academy on March 11. Nine Rescue Squad volunteers were recognized for completing training programs to become emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters. Rescue Squad Volunteer Carl Cowan completed 982 hours of...

2011-02-10 13:30:00

MILL CREEK, Wash., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care keeps evolving and the south Snohomish County area is about to get a completely different type of medical facility. Swedish this month opens a new freestanding emergency department (E.D.) and ambulatory care center (ACC) at 13020 Meridian Ave. S., just off Interstate 5. A community open house is planned on Sat., Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the first patients will be treated on Thursday morning, Feb. 17. Swedish/Mill...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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