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Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation effort...

New Medical Transport Chair Adds Superior Versatility For EMS Professionals

Graham Medical Introduces The New MegaMover Transport Chair GREEN BAY, Wis., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Demanding emergency conditions require robust, adaptable products that allow EMS professionals to transport patients quickly and safely. Now Graham Medical introduces one of their latest EMS i...

Third of EMS Stethoscopes Carry MRSA Bacterium

Doctor urges first responders to clean equipment regularly with alcohol wipes FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- One in three stethoscopes used by U.S. emergency medical service providers is contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, a new study su...

Third of EMS Stethoscopes Carry MRSA Virus

Doctor urges first responders to clean equipment regularly with alcohol wipes FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- One in three stethoscopes used by U.S. emergency medical service providers is contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, a new study su...

Most New EMS Recruits Overweight or Obese

Massachusetts finding has troubling implications for public safety, experts say FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- More than 75 percent of candidates for fire and ambulance services in Massachusetts are either overweight or obese, a situation that has major consequences for public he...

Women May Be More Likely to Experience EMS Delays for Heart Care

American Heart Association rapid access journal report: Study highlights: -- The time from the 9-1-1 call to the ambulance's arrival on the scene was similar between men and women patients. -- Delays for women began after ambulances arrived and continued until they were delivered to em...

City of Newark, Ohio Increases Safety Services with EMS Revenue Recovered by MED3OOO EMS Billing

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MED3OOO, Inc., a national healthcare management, technology, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) billing company, has been able to help the City of Newark, Ohio recover lost EMS transport revenue that was not being billed to insurance companies. After ...

Hartwell Medical Announces Release of CombiCarrierII Scoop Backboard to EMS Market

Hartwell Medical, a leading supplier of emergency medical equipment and supplies to the EMS market, announced today the release of the CombiCarrier®II scoop backboard, the 2nd generation successor to a groundbreaking design first introduced to the EMS community in 1999. ...

Florida EMS and fire vehicles to stock Cyanokit 5g antidote for cyanide poisoning

Napa, Calif. (May 29, 2008) Dey, L.P. today announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Emergency Operations, will stock Cyanokit 5g (hydroxocobalamin for injection) ANTIDOTE for Cyanide Poisoning in the States emergency medical service (EMS) and fire vehicles through a federal gra...

Florida EMS and Fire Vehicles to Stock Cyanokit(R) 5g (hydroxocobalamin for injection) ANTIDOTE ("Cyanokit") for Cyanide Poisoning

- State officials desire quick-response emergency capability to treat suspected and known cyanide poisoning - NAPA, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey, L.P. today announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Emergency Operations, will stock Cyanokit(R) 5g (hydroxo...

Verathon Inc., maker of GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscopes, Introduces Free Grant Writing Kit for EMS Professionals

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc., the maker of GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscopes, is pleased to make available a new Grant Writing Kit for EMS Professionals. The kit, which is free to EMS personnel, contains helpful information to seek out available grant monies, and tips t...

White Paper Details How to Choose the Right EMS Provider for Medical Products Outsourcing

CRANSTON, R.I., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, free white paper advises medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on choosing the right electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for medical products outsourcing. It's available free to download at http://www.federalelec.co...

National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Recommends Screening for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

NAEMSE Letter to Members Warns of Critical and Fatal Implications of Missing the Diagnosis of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announc...

Mecklenburg EMS Agency Launches Innovative Program to Pay Future EMT's While They Train

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Already an operational, clinical and technological innovator in emergency medical services, Medic, the Mecklenburg EMS Agency, is again breaking new ground, this time in the way it hires the field personnel who deliver care to patients in and around Char...

Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to introduce the GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use video laryngoscope that provides a clear, real-time view of the airway and endotracheal tube placement, enabling quick intubation. Optimized for demanding Emergency Department (ED...

Mecklenburg EMS Introduces Most-Advanced Situational Training in America for Emergency Medical Personnel

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Medic, the Mecklenburg EMS Agency, has fully implemented the first-of-its-kind Emergency Medical Education and Simulation Center, which will offer the most-advanced and challenging situational and clinical training in America for emergency medical serv...

Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating 'Flying Emergency Rooms' for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America

More than 90 EMS completions in past 10 years at the huge TAS rotorcraft services depot in Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Aviation Services, an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completion, MRO and maintenance services for over 36 yea...

ACS Awarded $4 Million Contract to Provide Electronic Patient Records for City of New Orleans EMS

DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS ) today announced a $4 million contract to provide electronic patient records capture for the City of New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency. Under the terms of the five-year contract, ACS w...

FaxBack Enables Fax Machine Integration With Document Management Systems

FaxBack's Fax Machine Integration Server Enables Enterprises to Capture and Automate Faxes to Enhance Productivity and Facilitate Regulatory Compliance Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) February 2, 2009 -- FaxBack® , the high-density VoIP fax leader for Enterprise, SMB and Carri...

GRAS Proudly Announces Photometrica Version 2.0. Hailed as a Brilliant Solution for More Productive Astronomical Research by Those Engaged in Photometry Using the Global-Rent-a-scope Telescope Systems

GRAS announces two new important features. A brand new version of Photometrica; version 2.0, a web-based photometric analysis program that provides on-the-fly photometric analysis and report generation. The second item, is a special free offer to invite anyone to try out deep space imaging for t...

Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems

But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A greater percentage of patients than previously thought may develop heart failure when taking the breakthrough cancer drug Sutent, researchers report. The drug w...

Expand the Role of Paramedics to Ensure Future of EMS in Canada

Toronto - A lucid vision statement enabled by the chiefs of Emergency medical services has underlined the need for enhancement of community based healthcare, which will// result in reduction of healthcare costs as well as ensure the future of paramedical services in Canada. Group president Br...

Simon Cowell Has No Sympathy For Britney Spears Mental Health Problems

New York, 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell has no sympathy for troubled singer Britney Spears and says singers' recent breakdowns// and stints in rehab are 'fashionable' and 'indulgence'. Newsweek.com quoted him as saying: 'It's very fashionable to be in a rehab. This whole thing is a total ...

Blood Pressure Later Leads to Cognitive Problems

Hypertension and uncontrolled high blood pressure are connected to more cognitive problems during a person’s old age according to a study published by the Neuropsychology. A higher risk factor// is encountered by people who suffer from hypertension, than those with blood pressure, where cognitive f...

Married Women has more sexual problems

Reports of a study reports that married women is having more trouble due to her sexual difficulties compared to married men or unmarried women and the report finds out that single men is more affected with sexual problems and dysfunction compared to married women. // Catherine Mercer, of Uni...

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

Latest research shows that giving adolescent girls estrogen treatments to keep them from getting too tall could leads to fertility // problems later on in life . Estrogen is thought to limit height by altering long bone development. The study involved 780 women who had been assessed for estrogen...

Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

A new study reveals women suffering from extremely low body fat whether due to strenuous exercise, eating disorders, or other factors may benefit from treatment with the appetite-and-weight-regulation hormone leptin.// The study also indicates leptin may be useful in treating some instances of inf...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

Findings from a recent study has shown that an adhesive patch that resembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the skin does the job about as well as conventional intravenous devices. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or c...

Naltrexone effective for drinking problems

According to a new study, researchers found that the treatment naltrexone is effective among those with a 'Mediterranean' pattern of alcohol abuse. Researchers of alcohol often distinguish two patterns of drinking// - the Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian pattern, where heavy bouts of drinking are saved up ...

Defective heart valve causes problems

According to researchers, a recent study shows that a leaky heart valve raises the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation (AF) the upper chambers of the heart beat randomly and unsuccessfully. The condition is linked to heart attack and stroke.// Researchers at the University of Tex...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

About one third of women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will experience psychological problems, including obsessive-compulsive thoughts and anxiety following surgery, according to new research. Dr. Erica S. Breslau of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues reported the...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

New research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA -- can cause significant bone loss when used long term. The younger you are when you begin using this contraceptive, the greater your risk of bone-related problems later in life. // From the ti...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

...ric Level II trauma centers. Each trauma center regardless of its level is an integral component of the emergency medical services system. The ems system assures appropriate patient care management from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital and/or trauma center and through the rehab...

Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

...thcare providers prefer Thermal Angel because it is portable, disposable and requires virtually no staff training to use. "Most hospitals and ems facilities train themselves on the Thermal Angel and do not require an in-house training session," said Brandon Lopez, adding that the company itself ...

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

...and reducing known risk factors that unnecessarily kill and injure hundreds of fire fighters each year. The campaign, kicked off at the biennial IAFF ems Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, will feature actor Randolph Mantooth -- widely recognized as Los Angeles County fire fighter/paramedic "Johnny G...

Simulating medical situations helps students learn, retain basic science concepts

...hat can be programmed to have different medical problems had altered mental status, nausea and vomiting. A team of physicians played the roles of ems workers, nurses and family members, and the students worked through the decision making process to arrive at a diagnosis. The physician running the si...

Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End

... Too often, ems crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient t... of Miami Miller School of Medicine -- and also an ems medical director for Miami Fire Rescue -- said she...e emergency department has more to offer than what ems can do." She pointed out, though, that exceptio...

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center to Seek Level II Trauma Designation

...eputy Director, Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, said. "Having Level II trauma will not only decrease the time it takes Williamson County ems to get a patient to a trauma facility for lifesaving care, but it will also reduce the turnaround time to get the ambulance back in the county so that...

Lifeclinic Supports the Novartis and International Association of Fire Fighters Campaign Against Hypertension

...nity health outreach campaign at the IAFF 10th Biennial Dominick F. Barbera ems Conference. Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) June 4, 200...ional Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) 10th Biennial Dominick F. Barbera ems Conference. The Conference will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Ho...

Association Wants One Million People to Commit to CPR Training

...de or while dropping off the kids for an after-school activity. Every year, ems treats about 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. More...asizes the importance of organization, planning, training, linking with the ems system, and establishing a process of continuous quality improvement. ...
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