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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...

2010-01-20 11:30:00

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to 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. In the health care industry, non-English speaking patients represent a major challenge to medical and emergency personnel, who have to provide care without being able to properly interact with the patient. In addition, they also represent legal and financial issues for...

2010-01-05 16:20:00

ELM GROVE, Wis., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Compirion Healthcare Solutions, a hospital process improvement firm, is hosting a timely webinar that will help hospital administration leverage parts of their existing Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to create an effective Surge Plan for handling the type of smaller events that spike patient volume. Creating an Effective Surge Plan From Your Hospital's EOP premieres January 27 at 11:15 AM CST. Additional dates and times, along with registration...

2009-12-22 11:08:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Ambulance Association (AAA), the voice for ambulance services nationwide, is creating a Web-based national emergency health registry through a partnership with Docvia. The innovative new Web service, invisibleBracelet.org (iB), will enable patients to register personal vital health details and in the event of an emergency, automatically notify friends and family through the largest network of EMS providers in the United States....

2009-12-15 07:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., a family-owned Texas company that produces the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer, a patented medical device being utilized by U.S. hospitals, military and emergency responders to lessen the effects of fluid-induced hypothermia, named the CALSTAR 6 Unit of South Lake Tahoe as the first-ever recipient of their "Thermal Angel Lifesaver of the Year Award." CALSTAR is a California-based nonprofit emergency...

2009-12-02 23:30:00

JERSUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, December 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN) today announced that the Bavarian Red Cross has chosen Microcap(R) portable capnographs for its RTW (Rettungswagen) medical vehicles. The use of capnography can help paramedic teams to assess the ventilation status of a patient as well as alert them to issues that affect respiratory status such as displaced endotracheal tubes, episodes of respiratory depression as...

2009-11-16 13:22:46

Statewide analysis shows bystanders can save more lives when doing chest compressions only instead of mouth-to-mouth CPR The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital was found to be twice as high when bystanders performed continuous chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breathing than when bystanders performed standard CPR. These are the latest findings reported by the Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the SHARE Program (Save...

2009-11-06 13:53:52

Unregistered defibrillators mean 911 dispatchers are unaware and devices are not used Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital working in conjunction with EMS services, paramedics and fire services across Ontario found that a bystander who attempts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can quadruple the survival rate to over 50 per cent. But Dr. Laurie Morrison and the research team at Rescu (www.rescu.ca) have found only 30 per cent of bystanders in Toronto are willing to help, one of the lowest...

2009-11-06 09:38:00

Award-Winning Company is Maker of The Thermal Angel Blood & IV Fluid Infusion Warmer DALLAS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Estill Medical Technologies, a family-owned Texas company that produces The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer, was named one of the area's 100 fastest-growing privately-held companies at an award ceremony Wednesday. Co-founded by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in 1990, the Dallas 100(TM) identifies and recognizes the area's fast...

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2009-11-05 14:58:38

TAU's smart I.V. device to save lives at disaster sites When paramedics rush to the scene of a multi-car pileup or a terror attack, their first task is to assess who needs immediate care. But blood hemorrhaging can obscure damage, and the gruesome mess means paramedics can't always determine who should be treated first. Tel Aviv University's new LifeFlow device, currently in development, could become the paramedic's new best friend "” and save many lives in the process. The technology...


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