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2012-03-27 23:03:46

Despite being 50-year-old technology, bag valve masks are still the standard of care in pre-hospital resuscitation. James Evans, President of AutoMedx, discusses the dangers and shortcomings of manual resuscitation using BVMs. (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 An estimated 15.7 million medical related 911 calls are made in the US annually. For calls where a patient is not breathing, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) personnel typically utilize a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator. BVMs have been the...

2012-03-27 20:32:15

Elderly falls: A national survey of UK ambulance services The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Falls are the principal cause of injury among those aged over 65, with around one in three in this age group sustaining a fall every year, say the authors. And in London alone one in 12 emergency calls for ambulance services are made for older people who have...

2012-03-22 06:20:42

PHOENIX, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Jets has announced it is finalizing testing of iPad integration on its air ambulance flights. The innovative technology automates the monitoring of the patient's vital signs and assists in recording patient interactions, ensuring Complete Continuity of Care during the medical transport. Using electronic medical record (EMR) technology, the iPad application allows the Mercy Jets medical team to access important patient care information, easily...

2012-03-21 14:52:58

Health care practitioners have long understood the importance of "door to balloon” time for heart attack patients–the faster they can get the patient from the door of the hospital to a catheterization lab to open a clogged artery, the better the patient will do. But a University of Cincinnati (UC) emergency medicine researcher says it´s also important to study the "medical contact to balloon” time, acknowledging the role that emergency medical services (EMS)...

2012-03-06 08:15:00

FAIR LAWN, N.J., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano of the NY Yankees and Fuchs EMS and Medical Transportation Services of Fair Lawn, NJ, are collaborating on an ongoing goodwill initiative that is helping to standardize professional emergency medical care throughout the Dominican Republic. Working with Cano and his RC24 Foundation, Fuchs is donating ambulances, medical supplies and emergency medical training to the small Caribbean nation that severely lacks...

2012-02-22 08:00:00

Leaders from Clinical and Patient Safety Societies Among Distinguished Speakers FOLSOM, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF) announced today the speakers for the 2nd Annual Emergency Care Patient Safety Summit to be held in San Antonio, Texas on March 22-23, 2012. Among the speakers will be David Seaberg, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Andrew Sama MD, FACEP, president-elect of...

2012-02-21 06:50:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Education Corporation (IEC), a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services, a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. This acquisition is consistent with IEC's objective to expand its geographic reach through complementary markets and by offering entry-level career education in high demand verticals such as healthcare,...

2012-02-19 16:10:00

Malman Law announced prosecution successfully reached a settlement between Chicago City Council and Starks family Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Malman Law announced Wednesday that the Chicago City Council approved a $1.75 million settlement with the family of a 13-year-old girl who died a decade ago after city paramedics allegedly botched her care during an asthma attack. Paramedics in July 2002 incorrectly inserted a tube meant to help Arielle Starks breathe, said Jeffrey...

2012-02-16 14:57:15

Drug delivery directly into muscle using an autoinjector is faster and may be more effective in stopping prolonged seizures, according to a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher. The trial compared the effectiveness of two Federal Drug Administration-approved anti-seizure medications and how they are administered to patients suffering prolonged seizures before they arrive at hospitals. The Rapid...

2012-02-14 16:17:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A free CPR "citizen responder" mobile phone application will help save lives through a new partnership between the San Jose Fire Department and El Camino Hospital. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-mobile-phone-app-to-help-save-lives-announced-by-san-jose-fire-department-and-el-camino-hospital-139262263.html The PulsePoint app enables members of the public to...