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2010-05-14 12:00:00

Korean doctors are suggesting that speeding ambulances might do more harm than good to patients receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The researchers monitored how well EMTs performed as the ambulance picked up speed by using a computerized mannequin called Resusci Anne. The depth and rate of chest compressions both increased, which made researchers worry that EMTs tended to spend less time doing CPR at high velocities. The exact reasons for the added hands-off time are not...

2010-05-07 09:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) will kick off the 37th annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week starting May 16th with events in communities across the nation, as well as several national events organized around the theme, "Anytime. Anywhere. We'll be there." EMS providers include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, fire fighters and police, some paid, some volunteer. National EMS Week will...

2010-04-30 15:18:00

Special Project Partner StreetSmart Segway Teams Up with Pittsburgh EMS for Ride-Along PITTSBURGH, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, an affiliate charity partner, will participate with a team of runners, walkers and volunteers in the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 2. The 'You Can Save a Life' team will be running in memory of those lost to sudden cardiac arrest, in honor of hundreds of survivors, and in the hope of raising...

2010-04-30 07:00:00

DALLAS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A partnership announced today between Medical City Hospital and Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) now provides Dallas residents with the benefit of potential life-saving technology, as Medical City recently helped outfit all DFR rescue units with state-of-the-art LIFENET STEMI Management Solution cardiac alert devices. The LIFENET device, a unique combination of web, broadband and medical technology, will drastically reduce the time it takes for a heart attack...

2010-04-29 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The County of Los Angeles Fire Museum announced today the induction of Eugene Nagel, MD, Leonard Cobb, MD, J. Michael Criley, MD, and Walter Graf, MD, the four founding fathers of paramedic programs, into the "Pioneers of Paramedicine" exhibit and receipt of the "Pioneers of Paramedicine" Lifetime Achievement Award made possible by founding sponsors, Philips Healthcare and Masimo Corporation. The "Pioneers of Paramedicine" is a national program...

2010-04-06 17:34:00

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn provides hands-on training benefiting military and community care SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare officials and Congressman Harry Mitchell today announced construction of a new military trauma training center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. A ceremonial groundbreaking at the hospital recognized the training program's importance to the community. Planned to open later this year, the 7500 sq. ft....

2010-04-05 04:00:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The first wave of Spring Breakers has hit the sugar white sands of Panama City Beach, Florida. While most don't plan on a trip to the emergency department while they're on vacation, some end up there. And when they need emergency care, Gulf Coast Medical Center has made it easy for vacationers to find out how long they may have to wait for treatment before they leave for the hospital. By texting ER to 23000, users will receive a text message...

2010-03-01 09:00:00

CHANTILLY, Virginia, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions and the #1 provider of smart credentials to the U.S. Federal government, is supplying doctors and first responders with FIPS 201 compliant, physical and logical access Personal Identify Verification (PIV) cards to assist in response to disaster. The cards, which were first issued by Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) in 2006,...

2010-02-01 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing more than 630,000 people a year. February is American Heart Month, an opportunity for the nation's emergency physicians to reiterate the importance of knowing the early warning signs of a heart attack and calling 911 or going to the emergency department once you first notice them. "Emergency physicians save lives every day and provide quality, lifesaving care to...

2010-01-22 08:30:00

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- InterLingua Medical Publishing has announced today the completion of its 17th medical language manual with the publication of the Haitian Creole Medical Point2. According to the US Census, some 37 million Americans five years of age and older - nearly one in eight residents of this country - speak a language other than English at home. For the health care industry, not only does this represent a medical challenge, but it also presents legal...