Navigation Links
Hurricane Irene Spurs Emergency Deliveries of Medical Oxygen to Patients in Storm Path
Date:8/30/2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the Carolinas to New England, durable medical equipment providers spent much of the past three or four days preparing their customers for Hurricane Irene, reports the American Association for Homecare.  Of particular concern to the companies are people who require supplemental medical oxygen, which is often supplied by an electric concentrator.  During a power outage or evacuation, having an adequate back-up supply is essential to the health of the oxygen users, many of whom are Medicare beneficiaries.  

Homecare Concepts in Farmingdale, New York has been delivering oxygen to patients who have lost power. The company itself lost power and employees have been coordinating care and service via cell phone to the more than 100 patients without power in the New York City area. “Those who were without power had additional gas [oxygen] cylinders delivered to them,” said Joe Candiano, operations supervisor at Homecare Concepts. “It wasn’t always easy as the guys were dodging downed trees and power lines to get to homes. This is not just a nine to five job.”

Mark Richardson at Home MediService in Havre de Grace, Maryland, said his company received at least 58 Hurricane Irene-related calls over the weekend and the company made two dozen trips to visit oxygen users on Sunday alone. "Many of our patients were very impressed that their oxygen company would take the time to call them and make sure they had adequate back-up.  Many were very thankful that we went out in that storm to make sure that they weren't at risk."

EME Medical Equipment in Ephrata, Pennsylvania put all delivery, clinical, and management staff on alert for the weekend and lined up gas and liquid oxygen supplies. Ted Gress, a registered respiratory therapist and operations manager at the company, said high winds and heavy rains produced power outages over the
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. FDA Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
2. Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Remains Open to Support Customers Affected by Hurricane Irene
3. Hospitals Evacuated in Preparation for Hurricane Irene with Aid of Pulse Oximeter
4. Successful Clinical Trials and Launch in New Zealand Spurs Phloe to Enter US Market
5. Many Heart Attack Patients Dont Get Best Emergency Treatment
6. MedicAlert Foundation Joins The Alzheimers Association to Offer MedicAlert(R) + Alzheimers Association Safe Return(R) - Live 24-Hour Emergency Response for Wandering and Medical Emergencies
7. Hospital Launches Landmark Emergency Medicine Project
8. DuPont Provides Technology for Washington Hospital Centers Emergency Department
9. New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits
10. USAID Provides $5M in Emergency Support as Swine Flu Spreads
11. Pivotal Data Show Bronchial Thermoplasty Can Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Asthma Attacks and Emergency Room Visits for Adults with Severe Asthma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... BEDFORD, Mass. , Sept. 30, 2014  Hologic, ... Stephen MacMillan , Hologic,s President and Chief Executive ... Bell Ceremony on October 1, the first day of ... will discuss the Company,s campaign focused on the important ... system approved by the FDA as clinically superior to ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 STUDY OBJECTIVES ... study is to provide an overview of the ... for protein drugs/therapeutics. The key objective is to ... protein drugs as an important tool in the ... present and future strategies within the protein therapeutics ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Mass. , Sept. 30, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... Australia , China , ... Korea—will expand at a strong rate through 2023. Dental implant procedure ... and as patient awareness rises. Other key findings from ... dental implant market: , Dental implant penetration: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 2Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 3Global Markets and Manufacturing Technologies for Protein Drugs -- Focus on Cytokines and Monoclonal Antibodies 2Global Markets and Manufacturing Technologies for Protein Drugs -- Focus on Cytokines and Monoclonal Antibodies 3Global Markets and Manufacturing Technologies for Protein Drugs -- Focus on Cytokines and Monoclonal Antibodies 4Asia Pacific Dental Implant Market Will Grow at a Strong Rate Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Implant Market Will Grow at a Strong Rate Through 2023 3
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Insuranceragents.info has ... a good life insurance plan for vulnerable family members. ... vulnerable family members. Providers in the family should always ... cause financial hardships for the rest of the family. ... policies. Families can benefit more from temporary coverage or ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Phoseon Technology, the ... continues to expand the business worldwide. This rapid growth ... additional capacity for manufacturing efforts. The company has experienced ... five years and expects this growth to continue in ... technology gains worldwide adoption. , “We are very ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that ... depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when ... disease. , An estimated 13 percent of people, all ... and knowing this could help them reduce heart disease ... and stress management. , "Genetic susceptibility, psychosocial stress and ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... sticking with their intentions to lose weight and their dieting ... in unhealthy, fatty foods. Including hormone diet treatments ... not only allows patients to see fast and effective weight ... diet and begin forming healthy habits to maintain their weight ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 On Sept. 9, Chapín Coffee ... the Martha Stewart American Made Awards (MSAMAs), an annual ... country in the fields of crafts, design, food and ... a finalist in the MSAMAs, which celebrates entrepreneurs and ... improving local communities and changing the way we shop, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Life Insurance for Families - Clients Can Compare Affordable Rates Online! 2Health News:Phoseon Technology Continues to Drive Growth Worldwide 2Health News:Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Chicago Coffee Start-up Makes a Big Impact, Earns National Recognition 2
... the form of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is now ... infarction. New European guidelines issued in November 2008 emphasised ... to restore blood flow to the heart and improve ... in patients with stable coronary artery disease; PCI has ...
... Construction Company, the nation,s leading builder of healthcare facilities, ... proceed with the $42 million Phase Two expansion to ... start in March 2009 with completion scheduled for March ... plant, emergency rooms, ICU, CCU, three operating rooms and ...
... PARK, Ill., Feb. 6 Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ... Antitrust,Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) applicable to Abbott,s cash ... common stock of Advanced Medical,Optics (AMO) expired last night ... The expiration of the HSR waiting period satisfies ...
... of 7 HIV+ Patients Receiving Dapsone Therapy at Significant ... IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 6 Masimo (Nasdaq: ... Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that a ... Medicine 38th Critical Care Congress suggests providers should consider ...
... revenues increase by 35% over same period in ... are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted),BELLEVILLE, ON, ... (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, ... of its 2009 fiscal year, ending December 31, ...
... a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the ... disorders, according to a new study in the American ... the American Thoracic Society,s three peer-reviewed journals. , Weight ... fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Efficacy of stents is improved when their placement is determined by arterial blood flow measurement 2Health News:Turner to Manage Construction of $42 Million Expansion of Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, Calif. 2Health News:Abbott Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics Clears U.S. Antitrust Review 2Health News:Abbott Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics Clears U.S. Antitrust Review 3Health News:New Clinical Study Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Shows Value of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Identify Acquired Methemoglobinemia 2Health News:New Clinical Study Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Shows Value of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Identify Acquired Methemoglobinemia 3Health News:New Clinical Study Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Shows Value of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Identify Acquired Methemoglobinemia 4Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 2Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 3Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 4Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 5Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 6Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 7Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 8Health News:Bioniche Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter 9Health News:Losing weight can cure obstructive sleep apnea in overweight patients 2
... sensitivity (threshold) testing provides clinically beneficial ... ophthalmic conditions. Dark adaptometry is useful ... retinal degenerations, senile miosis, high myopia, ... conditions, while whole-field scotopic sensitivity has ...
... The MFERG is available in conjunction with ... UTAS-E3000mf or EPIC-4000 or as a stand-alone ... visual electrodiagnostic test uses a software controlled ... to stimulate many areas of the retina ...
... Amplifier (UBA-4204) from LKC Technologies, ... amplification and complete electrical isolation ... problems of DC drifting, 50/60Hz ... make the amplifier ideal for ...
... to facilitate an arthrodesis, either by an ... cages allowing radicular compression by restoring the ... of the foramina, which in turn enhances ... major lumbar instabilities.,CC cages are made of ...
Medicine Products: