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2010-09-20 10:05:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Annual Conference to be held in San Antonio on September 21-25, 2010. This year's Strategic Sponsors are Ethicon, Inc, GE Healthcare, Monster.com, and Stryker; the Annual Conference Sponsor for 2010 is Vidacare Corporation; and the Conference Supporters are Catholic Healthcare West, FreemanWhite ED Design Team, Gebauer Company, Genentech, Inc.,...

2010-09-02 12:26:18

A survey of emergency medical services (EMS) agencies from across the country found wide variation in perceptions of workplace safety culture"”providing a tool that might point to potential patient safety threats, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The study, to be published in the October/December issue of Prehospital Emergency Care and now available online, analyzed survey results from 61 EMS agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Researchers...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frankfurt am Main Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Germany and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM), rainbow Acoustic Monitoring(TM), and Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today jointly announced that every EMS vehicle in the city of Frankfurt, Germany will be equipped with a Masimo Rad-57® Pulse CO-Oximeter--making...

2010-08-12 06:00:00

Defibrillator has no leads to the heart; may remedy issues associated with other devices CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a familiar scene on most TV medical dramas: a patient is unconscious; CPR didn't work; someone yells, "All clear!" and the defibrillator paddles are applied to the person's chest in hopes the electric current shocks the heart back into action. In real life 350,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year because they don't have implantable...

2010-08-05 11:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Odessa Fire Company in the State of Delaware and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Masimo rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM), Masimo rainbow Acoustic Monitoring(TM), and Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today jointly announced that 150 Masimo Rad-57® Pulse CO-Oximeters will be distributed to every fire district in the state of Delaware during a statewide training event...

2010-07-08 14:22:00

Paramedic Students Use Social Media and Humor to Raise Awareness of CPR and AEDs PITTSBURGH, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today announced the grand prize winner of its You Can Save a Life Video Awareness Contest. The student competition invited teams to submit videos about the impact of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs), empowering students and communities to make a difference in helping to...

2010-06-29 11:31:00

DALLAS, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer, a patented medical device being utilized by U.S. hospitals, military and emergency responders around the globe to lessen the effects of fluid-induced hypothermia, was named the winner for "Outstanding Military Product of the Year" by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA), it was announced today. Company President Jay Lopez, along with his brother, Brandon, who serves as...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As Father's Day approaches, most Americans take some time to reflect on and give thanks for their fathers. In today's challenging world, the one thing that binds us together and keeps us strong is family. For one Geneva, IL resident, Lewis Guvenoz, his family will be coping with and working through a much different Father's Day. On Thursday, May 13th, Lewis suffered sudden and massive cardiac arrest. While his wife started CPR immediately, and the...

2010-06-04 13:02:00

SAN DIEGO and STOCKHOLM, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen executive Alan Raffensperger has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of BeneChill, a privately held medical device company launching its first product, a novel cooling device for use by emergency response teams in the field, later this year in Europe. With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic industries, Mr. Raffensperger joins BeneChill from his post as...

2010-06-02 17:20:00

CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings and according to the American Heart Association, approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death. On May 13th, Geneva/Chicago resident Lewis Guvenoz, a 38-year old, healthy father of five young children went into sudden cardiac arrest. CPR was...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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