Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 17:20 EDT

Latest Seattle & King County Emergency Medical Services System Stories

2014-03-07 23:03:42

The biggest challenge that first responders and all emergency specialists face is knowing the patient's existing conditions; now they have way of getting this information instantly. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 In the event of a medical emergency, how much do the first responders or even the hospital emergency staff know about someone? Do they know his medical history or allergies? Do they know the medications he is taking? Up until now these questions and more have been a huge...

2013-10-02 10:39:48

In Denmark between 2001 and 2010 there was an increase in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was associated with an increase in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest affects approximately 300,000 individuals in North America annually. "Despite efforts to improve prognosis, survival remains low, with aggregated survival-to-discharge rates less than 8 percent. In many cases, time...