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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...

2009-08-12 08:20:29

Arizona researchers have added another piece to the mounting body of evidence that suggests during resuscitation efforts to treat patients in cardiac arrest, "passive ventilation" significantly increases survival rates, compared to the widely practiced "assisted ventilation."The study, published in an online edition of Annals of Emergency Medicine, compared the numbers of patients who had suffered a cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting and were resuscitated in the field by Emergency...

2009-08-06 11:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced that it has been selected by Bell Ambulance to enable seamless roaming and data connectivity for its mobile emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Bell provides both emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to residents in its community. The company responds to an average of nearly 5,000 ambulance calls per...

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2009-07-27 19:36:06

Michael Jackson's personal physician administered a strong drug investigators think killed the U.S. pop star, a source told CNN Monday. Dr. Conrad Murray, a doctor hired by the company that was producing a series of Jackson concerts, was at the Los Angeles home where Jackson was staying when he died June 25. Citing a source close to the Jackson family that it said had knowledge of the investigation, CNN reported authorities Murray administered the drug to Jackson before the singer died. Law...

2009-07-26 11:18:30

Law enforcement sources say paramedics called to Michael Jackson's Los Angeles home found the U.S. pop singer dead when they arrived. The unidentified sources said after the Thriller singer showed no signs of life on June 25, responding paramedics wanted to pronounce Jackson dead, TMZ.com reported Sunday. Despite the request from the paramedics, Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, had the pop star transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, the report said. Murray had the...


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