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Fainting Most Common Medical Crisis on Planes

... (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the medical emergencies that occur on airplane flights involve fainting, ... airlines should think about documenting in-flight emergencies in a standardized manner to have better data in ... insulin." The good news is that when medical emergencies do happen mid-flight, the researchers found that ...

Research identifies in-flight emergencies

... details the number, type and frequency of medical emergencies on board two airlines. Michael Sand led a team ... emergencies. He said, "Although in-flight medical emergencies are rare in general, they can have a significant ... the flight. The breakdown of the various medical emergencies encountered in our study showed that fainting was ...

Academy releases emergency preparedness tools to enable millions more people to shelter in place

... supplies. Schools have been preparing for emergencies that affect the school directly, but children are ... and the problems people face in shelter-in-place emergencies isnt surprising, since the public never had an ... has been harnessing the publics knowledge about emergencies for several years now, with generous support from ...

Digital TV Transition Coming Soon; Update Preparedness Plans

... needs. Make a plan. Talk to your family about how to respond to emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, in school, at work. Give ... return home or are asked to evacuate. Be informed. Know what emergencies may occur in your area, from a home fire or medical emergency to a ...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

... Saving lives by empowering FISD to administer medical oxygen safely in emergencies is why we are here," says Julian Ross, founder and CEO of OxySure Systems, ... middle and high schools allowing the district to provide oxygen in medical emergencies during those first, critical minutes while waiting for professional ...

Employers Make New Commitments to Back-Up Child and Elder Care Solutions with Bright Horizons

... Reducing Costs of Lost Productivity, Even During National Health emergencies When school is closed, a caretaker is sick, or there are breakdowns ... help employers and working families manage during times of public health emergencies when schools and regular child care are not available due to possible ...

PatientCentral Technologies, LLC and VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. Team Up With Congressional Staff in Washington, DC for Disaster Preparedness

... and technologists has firsthand experience in treating victims of personal emergencies and mass casualty disasters. Their mission is to enhance the health and ... We developed modular technology which could help people to prepare for emergencies such as hurricanes and other disasters such as earthquakes and even ...

Don't Sacrifice Your Well-being in a Discount Destination

... suffering from concerns over security and political instability. Medical emergencies can often be the result of a traveler caught at the wrong place at the ... cardiac trouble or an adventure traveler who falls, there are just as many emergencies caused by factors outside of an individual's control," says Susan ...

American Red Cross of Greater New York Launches New Effort to Recruit 10,000 Disaster Volunteers

... provides immediate aid to more than 100,000 people affected by 3,000 emergencies a year, including fires, floods, building collapses and power outages. ... The chapter also helps New York residents and businesses prepare for emergencies by offering hundreds of courses in first aid, CPR and aquatics and free ...

AHRQ Report Recommends Use of Existing Call Centers to Expand Communications in Public Health Emergencies

... assist persons at home or in public shelters in the event of public health emergencies such as biological attacks or pandemic influenza. The report and its four ... attention to caring for those most in need of help." "All public health emergencies begin at the local level," said HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness ...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

... -- a higher number compared with other patients. At the same time, WVU researchers found no difference between the urgency of the medical emergencies in comparing both populations. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. "The ...

Millin Associates has the Perfect Solution for Hospitals & Health Centers Dealing With an Influx of Uninsured Patients

... a number that is continuing to rise. An increasing number of patients find themselves going to large hospitals and clinics for sick visits and emergencies -- as opposed to preventive checkups at a doctor's office. When these patients arrive at hospitals and clinics, by State law, the facility may not ...

Oscar Award Winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman inaugurates Apollo Children's Hospital - the First Standalone Quaternary Care Paediatric Hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group

... management of childhood cancers. Equipped for every pediatric emergency, Apollo Children's Hospital is geared to care for acute problems and emergencies promptly and efficiently in the "golden hours". The PICU is unique as it is headed by the Senior Consultants well trained in delivery of intensive ...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for July, 2009

... NCD will continue its rollout of this important report with another release by NCD Chairperson John R. Vaughn on September 29 at the enAbled in emergencies Conference at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport in Pennsylvania. In this report, NCD offers information and advice to assist all levels of ...

Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

... "no diving," "stay away from drain covers," "swim with a buddy" and "walk please." Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR courses from the Red Cross. Enroll in the two-hour Home Pool ...

Red Cross Appoints Peggy Dyer as Chief Marketing Officer

... It's a true honor to know our work will increase the public's appreciation for the brand and advance the Red Cross mission of helping people face emergencies -- whether it's a hurricane or a heart attack, a call for blood or a call for help," said Dyer. Dyer holds a Bachelors and Masters of ...

Gulf Coast Residents to Benefit From Gift of Kuwaiti People

... and had limited back-up power systems. The structures will also be used to help ensure the Gulf Coast communities are prepared for future emergencies and disasters, with space available to hold trainings, disaster planning meetings and exercises. The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter in Baton Rouge ...

meridianEMR Completes Surescripts(R) Certification

... and health information that can save their patients' lives, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of healthcare for all. Available during emergencies or routine care, the Surescripts network connects prescribers in all 50 states through their choice of e-prescribing software to the nation's leading ...

Who Says Negatives Can't Be Positive?

... continue to constrain access to available pools of potential blood donors. Hospital use of blood products remains high -- due to surgeries, emergencies and care of cancer patients. About one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood. Summer is also "trauma season" for most emergency rooms. ...

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators(AWG) Will Provide Pure Drinking Water Following a Natural Disaster.

... Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies can cut off your water supply. EcoloBlue 28 Atmospheric Water Generators provide pure drinking water from the humidity in the air. This season ...

EUROPACE raises remote monitoring profile

... the health care system to breaking point. Services are so overstretched by routine follow ups that they do not have much spare capacity to deal with emergencies when they come in," said Professor Auricchio. The solution, suggests Professor Auricchio, is to increase the number of devices that can be ...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for June, 2009

... sectors. NCD's recommendations are based on scientific research and thorough review of policies and practices that have been tested in emergencies of all types throughout the country. It is NCD's expectation that this report will promote a focused dialogue and communicate critical information to ...

Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals

... of Public Health. "CiNet develops systematic programs delivered through various media to best prepare trained professionals to respond to national emergencies - be they natural or man-made." CiNet partnered with The ComVest Group, a private investment firm, to acquire well recognized, industry-leading ...

American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course

... and ensuring that everyone knows how to swim well Prevent pool and hot tub entrapment hazards Prepare for and respond to aquatic emergencies Home Pool Essentials doesn't just focus on safety. It also shows participants how to reduce ownership costs by maintaining ...

New Compact and Folding Reading Glasses from VisAcuity.com: Never Leave Home Without Them

... from Cinzia Designs and Scojo New York are an easy way to keep an extra, hip-looking pair of glasses always at hand." Used as a spare for emergencies or on a regular basis, VisAcuity.com's latest offerings have fast become best sellers. New folding styles, including Pocket Eyes, Eyebook or Twisties ...

Phoenix Health Systems and SunGard Availability Services Partner to Deliver Data and IT Management Solutions to Community Hospitals

... datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure ...

SunGard Availability Services and Phoenix Health Systems Join Forces to Deliver Complete Software Application and Infrastructure Management to Community Hospitals

... datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure ...

County and City Leaders Coordinate to Just Be Ready

... From new flu A H1N1 to earthquakes and fires, elected officials and city managers gather to prepare for potential public health emergencies LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today hosted a workshop, titled "Managing a Public Health ...

California Medical Association Joins MedicAlert Foundation to Offer Medical Identification for Members and Patients

... with the CMA," said Dr. Martin Kabat, President and CEO of MedicAlert. "MedicAlert was founded by a physician to protect people in times of medical emergencies and we believe this relationship goes right to the heart of our mission and history. The CMA has a history of outstanding efforts as an advocate for ...

Frail elderly disaster

... Planning for emergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade ...

Set out on the Pathway to Change with the Dermatology Nurses' Association

... Infectious disease in the general dermatology setting Immunological skin diseases/multidisciplinary disease approach Dermatology emergencies Systemic manifestations and pharmacological interventions Ethnic skin What's new in phototherapy Common pediatric ...

Simulation training improves skills for catheter insertion

... allows student doctors to practice operations and other procedures on simulators before trying them out on real patients, just as pilots practice for emergencies on aircraft simulators. Medical educators feel that this will increase patient safety, by avoiding first-time mistakes being made on live patients. ...

Older Adults, People With Disabilities Urged to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

... Networks HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults and individuals with disabilities can be better prepared for emergencies with the help of new resources offered by Pennsylvania's ReadyPA campaign, the Department of Health announced today. "The ReadyPA campaign ...

New Bill to Fund Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness Praised by Environmental and Health Groups

... would help ensure that public health officials across the country -- who we rely on to protect us from infectious disease outbreaks and other health emergencies -- can meet the challenges we face." "Children, the elderly, and people with many common medical conditions -- such as diabetes and asthma -- ...

TFAH Commends President's 2010 Budget

... and Development Authority (BARDA) to spark research and development of vaccines, medical treatments, and medical devices for use in public health emergencies and disease outbreaks. Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by ...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

... Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF), and currently the only state-certified team in New England that provides preparedness, response and recovery in emergencies affecting animals. State government considers CTSART to be the central entity tying together agencies and participants whose goal is to respond ...

Three-Quarters of Durable Medical Equipment Providers Have Prepared for Pandemic Flu, According to a May 1 Survey by American Association for Homecare

... personnel will be on the front lines," said Tyler J. Wilson, president of the Association. "Our members have experience responding to weather-related emergencies and power outages, which present risks to patients who require oxygen through devices that require electricity. A pandemic flu presents a different ...

Red Cross Urges Families and Communities to Prepare During Swine Flu Outbreak

... Conner, Senior Vice President of Preparedness and Health & Safety Services at the American Red Cross. "Taking steps to prepare for potential emergencies in advance can go a long way in making families feel safer." The American Red Cross urges the public to remember these simple actions: ...

Cities Rapidly Turning to Nixle as Communications Platform for Swine Flu Updates; Outbreak Exemplifies Need for Secure, Trusted Communications

... word mentioned was Nixle." "The Nixle system will assist us in keeping the public informed when dealing with local, state and country wide emergencies that may affect the health and welfare of our community," said Voorhees, N.J. Chief of Police Keith Hummel, whose department recently sent out ...

AFGE: TSA Must Do More to Protect Its Workforce and the Public

... of why collective bargaining in general, and one nationwide contract specifically, is needed at this agency. A measured and consistent response to emergencies at our nation's ports is exactly what the creation of the agency was meant to achieve. AFGE seeks collaboration with DHS and TSA to ensure that TSOs ...
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