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2012-06-26 23:00:49

EMT Exam Ace, the upcoming online EMT exam preparation website, recently added a new page dedicated to free EMT resources, including career overview, job prospects, certification procedures, and much more. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 As the demand for EMTs increases, the number of resources available to prospective EMTs lags behind considerably. EMT Exam Ace is doing its part to address this gap by offering an aggregated list of free EMT resources on its website. "As a test preparation...

2012-06-04 19:43:04

An ambitious effort to coordinate heart attack care among every hospital and emergency service in North Carolina improved patient survival rates and reduced the time from diagnosis to treatment, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers who spearheaded the program. "When treating heart attacks, the most important care decisions need to take place before the patient is brought to the hospital," says James Jollis, M.D., a Duke cardiologist and first author of the findings...

2012-06-04 19:38:22

North Carolina's coordinated, regional systems for rapid care improved survival rates of patients suffering from the most severe heart attack, according to research in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation. Fewer ST -segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients died when paramedics diagnosed them en route to hospitals and hospitals followed well-defined guidelines to quickly treat or transfer patients to facilities that performed artery-opening procedures, if...

2012-05-14 09:29:46

Automated external defibrillators rarely close to locations of public cardiac arrests More than three-quarters of cardiac arrest victims are stricken too far away from an automated external defibrillator for the lifesaving device to be obtained quickly enough to offer the best chance at saving their lives, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency...

2012-04-21 23:01:06

The Wilderness Medical Society is partnering with the University of Utah and University of Colorado to introduce the Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). The DiMM is an internationally recognized course certifying that the participant has undergone rigorous training and testing in the essentials of mountain medicine and rescue in technical alpine environments. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 The Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) is an exciting program designed to train the...


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