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2012-05-14 09:29:46

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.

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).

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

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.

2012-04-01 23:02:00

Air Critical Care introduces its new service that offers physicians on any air ambulance flight or medical escort.

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

2012-03-28 00:32:01

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.

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.

2012-03-27 20:32:15

The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.