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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...

Higher Survival Rate for Patients via Helicopter Compared to Ground Transport
2012-04-18 06:27:38

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Recent studies by both John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have found that patients who travel via helicopter have a higher survival rate compared to traveling via ground transport. Both studies were based around the idea of trauma. Trauma is the top cause of death among young people in the world, with more than 50 million people injured per year and 169,000 dying as a result of a sustained injury. The most seriously injured, in...

2012-04-01 23:02:00

Air Critical Care introduces its new service that offers physicians on any air ambulance flight or medical escort. Medical physicians will be available to fly on any fixed wing air ambulance flight and provide medical attention on both national and international flights. (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Premier air ambulance flight company, Air Critical Care, announces their on-call air ambulance service that offers for medical physicians to fly with patients aboard medical air transports....

2012-03-28 23:00:59

The Maricopa Community Colleges today announced the Fire Science, EMT, and Paramedic programs at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) will transition to Mesa Community College (MCC) beginning this fall. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The Maricopa Community Colleges today announced the Fire Science, EMT, and Paramedic programs at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) will transition to Mesa Community College (MCC) beginning this fall. SCC decided to transfer its Fire Science, EMT and Paramedic...

2012-03-28 00:32:01

Study puts life-saving drugs in the hands of paramedics, decreasing rate of cardiac arrest and death from heart attacks by half Paramedics can reduce someone's chances of having a cardiac arrest or dying by 50 percent by immediately administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium ("GIK") to people having a heart attack, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular...

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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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