Trade Center Collapse Caused Lung Ailments in Rescuers
This is perhaps the first clinical study that relates the collapse of the trade center to lung ailments in the rescuers, due to inhalation of dust and pollutants during the rescue operation. The rescuers
seem to be suffering a rare type of lung condition which showed up a year after the catastroph...
Respiratory Problems In 9/11 Rescuers
Research has shown that rescue workers of New York City's fire department involved in 9/11 rescue efforts have been found to have reduced lung functions// equivalent to 12 years of respiratory decline in a person due to aging in the year after the 9/11 attacks.
Lungs tests of the rescue wor...
HeartSafe and HeartSine Announce AED Donation Program to Local BOMA Associations
...MA member businesses and offers the following key benefits:
Ease of use - designed for the minimally trained user, and suitable for rescuers
of all skill levels, voice and visual prompts guide each step of the rescue.
Low cost of ownership - the patented Pad-Pak contains both batter...
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
... written instructions and use voice and visual prompts to instruct would-be rescuers
how to use them. They can only be operated after alerting emergency persona...on project were about $242,452, or $30,306 per survivor.
To use an AED, rescuers
attach adhesive electrode pads to the victim's chest. Through these electro...
AED Superstore and En-Pro Team Up to Provide Total Comprehensive, Tailored AED Programs
...obbs, National Sales Manager of AED Superstore. "En-Pro will ensure that our customers' AED programs are compliant so they are fully prepared to help rescuers
save lives from day one."
En-Pro offers a total solution from developing a personalized Emergency Response Plan to deployment and ongoing complia...
FEMA Adds Masimo Rad-57(R) Pulse CO-Oximeter(TM) to Required Medical Equipment List
... often strikes a second time, placing victims and their brave, unsuspecting rescuers
in grave jeopardy. This is now a preventable disaster for rescuers
and victims alike with Masimo Rad-57 in action on the front lines of U.S. d...
PatientCentral Technologies, LLC and VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. Team Up With Congressional Staff in Washington, DC for Disaster Preparedness
...age and assessment due to the overwhelming numbers of casualties, limited time and resources. "Many current systems rely on paper triage tags on which rescuers
mark the patient's triage status and document very limited information regarding injuries and treatments administered in the field. This is not only a...
Red Cross Shelters Hundreds as Severe Weather Hits Northeast
Stay with your car. Do not try to walk to safety.
Tie a brightly colored cloth (preferably red) to the antenna for rescuers
Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour. Keep the exhaust pipe clear so fumes won't back up in the car.
Emergency Physicians Reveal Strategies for Improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in the U.S.
... (94 percent) believe that a patient in
sudden cardiac arrest is more likely to survive if a CPR-trained bystander
administers CPR before professional rescuers
arrive. In addition, more than
half believe the length of time between patient collapse and first
responder arrival is an important factor in determin...
Philips Announces 2008 Winner of American Heart Association-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award
...d Q-CPR(TM), developed in partnership with
Laerdal Medical, the only completely integrated CPR measurement and
feedback solution designed to encourage rescuers
to deliver effective CPR
with monitoring and feedback for both chest compressions and ventilations,
on the HeartStart MRx.
About Royal Philips Elect...
Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort
...ime ever, a North Atlantic right whale that had been severely entangled in fishing gear, was administered a sedation mixture that made it possible for rescuers
to remove 90 percent of the entanglement.
The rescue involved the efforts of a multi-institutional team including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Ins...
New CPR promises better results by compressing abdomen, not Chest
... of 5 percent to 10 percent, depending on how fast rescuers
are able to respond and how well the procedure is ...n.
The American Heart Association requires that rescuers
administering CPR push with enough force to depres...ecoil more slowly, but effective CPR requires that rescuers
wait until the chest recoils fully before compress...
Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions
...ats. She says the informative, personal messages differ from the brief descriptions on cages in traditional animal shelters, but adds that independent rescuers
may be taking care of one or two pets at a time while a shelter may be struggling to adopt out hundreds of animals each week.
Additional benefits o...