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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...

2011-02-02 07:57:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a public safety-net healthcare organization, established the county's life-saving Trauma System. The Trauma System took flight in 1991 after the Health Care District's Board approved the purchase of a Trauma Hawk helicopter to airlift critically-injured patients to two local Trauma Centers. The first trauma patients received care in May of 1991. Since then the...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

New guidelines switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth. The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 In recent years, CPR training classes in San Francisco have been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest. In 2008, the heart...

2011-01-26 18:36:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a visual that anyone who has watched TV in the last ten years would recognize: sirens blaring, ambulance wheels screeching to a stop, paramedics speeding an occupied gurney toward the emergency room doors. The scene has played out hundreds of times on screens throughout Southern California. Yet for most patients, their experience in the emergency room is decidedly different. Because hospital emergency rooms see patients with a wide...

2011-01-20 07:00:00

State-of-the-art facility provides trauma care training for military and community SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local, state and national leaders gave the new Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center a "thumbs up" during grand opening dedication ceremonies held Jan. 19. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, National Guard Chief Gen. Craig McKinley and former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell all lauded the training center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center for...

2011-01-14 13:47:00

MARLTON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virtua filed a motion today with the New Jersey Superior Court to preserve the integrity of the state's emergency air medical system. The system, available around the clock, stabilizes and transports severely ill and injured trauma victims by helicopter to the nearest appropriate hospital. In its court action, Virtua contends that the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) permitted the addition of an Emergency Air Medical...

2011-01-06 10:21:00

LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saints Medical Center, a leading non-profit healthcare facility in the Greater Lowell area, is pleased to announce it has entered into a multi-faceted agreement with ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ZOLL) of Chelmsford, Mass., a leader in comprehensive hospital and EMS resuscitation solutions. This agreement includes the Saints-based EMS service working with ZOLL to collaborate on and test new product concepts and technology concepts. Recently...

2010-12-15 13:05:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prompt access to medical care in East King County is about to get a lot easier. Swedish this month opens a new freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center (ACC) at 18100 Union Hill Rd. in Redmond. A community open house is planned on Sat., Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the first patients will be treated on Tuesday, Dec. 21. "We are very pleased that Swedish chose Redmond for its second in a series of advanced ACCs,"...

2010-12-07 10:15:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help the increasing number of emergency services professionals, or those considering entering the field, learn more about first responder training, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification, pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification, and career...

2010-12-02 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced today the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aimed at raising awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reducing the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year. This important new health and safety campaign...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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