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2014-05-23 23:06:25

Murrysville Area EMS Personnel Recognized in On-Field Ceremony Before Tonight’s Pirates Game at PNC Park Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 April 9 began as a beautiful spring day at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. Suddenly at 7:13 a.m. everything changed. An attacker armed with a pair of 8-inch kitchen knives senselessly stabbed and slashed 22 students and faculty members in the school's crowded hallways. EMS personnel were on the scene in minutes, treating and...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.