FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Hypothermic Resuscitation Receives National Attention

Hypothermic resuscitation at the University of Pennsylvania is featured in this week's edition of Newsweek Magazine and on Newsweek.com. Click below to view the Newsweek clip which features Lance Becker, MD, a noted cardiac care specialist and frequent lecturer at Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conferences sponsored by the Citizen CPR Foundation, and learn more about the the dramatic results being experienced when cardiac arrest patients are cooled to 34-degrees and then gradually rewarmed over a 24 hour period.

Think this won't be occurring in your ambulance? Think again. EMS system in the United States have already begun to implement hypothermic cooling and resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients with dramatic results. Look for a special report in October JEMS to learn how this procedure in being done in the field. It will be one of the "coolest" articles you've ever read. (pun intended).

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Editor-in-Chief. JEMS

Here is the link to the website.



Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pleads to Treat Heart Attack Patients

Plan to carry out emergency care is based on procedures in Seattle.

D.C. 911 Director Resigns

Director Greene has been under pressure due to several problematic incidents.

Car Crashes into California Apartment Killing Two

Woman and toddler killed while walking outside of Livermore apartment.

Train Collision in Mexico City

Two metro trains collide at platform, injuring at least 12 people.

HEMS Care Helps One of Their Own

A former intern found himself in the care of his former employer.

Virginia Task Force Reviews Train Derailment Response Preparedness

Group finds the state is not prepared to deal with a worst-case scenario.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers