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2009-10-01 13:24:00

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gilbert Hospital has finalized its internal preparedness for the H1N1 (Swine Flu) ahead of the anticipated outbreak. The formalized process is not a requirement from the Arizona Department of Health Services or CMS yet it is strongly encouraged. The H1N1 pandemic is estimated to affect as much as 50% of the population with children and individuals with pre-existing conditions such as pneumonia, asthma and other significant respiratory...

2009-09-30 07:46:06

Maximizing the proportion of time spent performing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) substantially improves survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting, according to a multicenter clinical study that included UT Southwestern Medical Center. The findings, available in the Sept. 29 issue of Circulation, come from the largest clinical investigation to evaluate the association between chest compressions by emergency medical service (EMS)...

2009-09-28 15:21:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, led by Dr. John C. Sakles, recently performed the first telemedicine-assisted video laryngoscopic intubation using the GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope to assist Northern Cochise Community Hospital, a small, rural healthcare facility in Southern Arizona. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) An elderly...

2009-09-22 11:37:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate supporters for the 2009 ENA Annual Conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 7-10, 2009. This year's Annual Conference Sponsors are Ethicon, Inc., GE Healthcare, and Vidacare; and the Annual Conference Supporters are Catholic Healthcare West and Gebauer Company. "We are so pleased that these companies have chosen to support emergency nurses from across...

2009-09-17 03:00:00

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical, in conjunction with The University of Miami's Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, is in the final stages of re-developing the Emergency Preparedness Scenarios - Terrorism package to function on Laerdal's VitalSim-capable Simulators. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/NYTU018LOGO ) This product includes a binder of support materials including a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Poster,...

2009-09-14 13:11:51

During air-medical transport of acutely-ill patients, 1 in 20 experience a critical event such as death, major resuscitation or blood pressure deterioration according to a new study http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj080886.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. The study, the largest of its kind, looked at 19 228 transported adult patients in Ontario, Canada, and sought to identify factors that are associated with in-transit adverse events. Female sex, traumatic injuries,...

2009-08-28 12:51:09

Authorities in Illinois said a woman destroyed her car by trying to use a cigarette lighter to check the level of fuel in a gas can she was filling. Police said the 27-year-old woman was filling up a gas can in the passenger seat of her yellow 1970 Chevrolet 400 at a 7-11 gas station in Joliet at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Joliet Herald-News reported Friday. (She) then used a lighter to use as a light to observe how full the can was, a police report of the incident said. The lighter caused...

2009-08-19 10:40:48

A paramedic in Lombard, Ill., says a local woman gave birth in her home, 18 months after she had another child in his ambulance. Paramedic Jack Shafer said when he arrived at the home of Jennifer Stringer and Rick Tresselt Monday, he immediately connected the house to a March 2008 incident that ended with Stringer giving birth on the way to the hospital, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday. I looked at the house and I said, 'not again.' I just had to shake my head, Shafer said. Shafer...

2009-08-18 11:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed into law Senate Bill 240, a measure to update and enhance Pennsylvania's existing Emergency Medical Services Act. The law was first enacted in 1985. "Pennsylvania's EMS system responds to a dispatch every 18 seconds, so it is essential that the system work efficiently and effectively. On top of that, the number of certified providers, operating ambulances, and patients seen has increased on a yearly...

2009-08-12 10:15:00

HAMBURG, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Wednesday and for 11 more days, the 170th Erie County Fair at the Hamburg Fairgrounds will spawn a small city, with as many as 100,000 visitors and staff at peak times. Protecting the health of fairgoers by placing them under a protective emergency medical system safety net is primarily the responsibility of Buffalo-based Rural/Metro Medical Services. The 550-employee Buffalo division places as many as 22 trained caregivers, five...