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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...

2009-10-20 14:05:02

Emergency medical responders typically know very little about the patients they treat at mass disasters, accident scenes, or other sites where an ambulance is dispatched for rapid response. That's true everyplace in the United States except Indianapolis, the capital of the most health-wired state in the nation. Regenstrief Institute investigators are the first in the nation to link emergency medical services providers (emergency medical technicians or paramedics) in the field to patients'...

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,...


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