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San Mateo County Sheriffs to Receive Donation of 15 Defibrillators

The Sequoia Healthcare District will donate 15 automated external defibrillators to the San Mateo County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in a ceremony Tuesday at the Redwood City Hall of Justice.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Omaha FD's Advanced EKG Monitors Will Speed Cardiac Care

The Omaha (Neb.) Fire Department has purchased 18 EKG monitors that gather data in the field and transmit the information via cellular phone to an ED.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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Engel MT17 AC/DC Refrigeration Unit

Studies show that a post-resuscitation hypothermia protocol can decrease the potential for neurological damage and improve outcomes in patients who survive cardiac arrest.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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Community Paramedicine Proponents Meet in Australia

Leaders of the community paramedicine program movement convened in late September in Queensland, Australia to share strategies, successes and solutions to common challenges.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Heart Attack Survival Rates Double Following Implementation of New Guidelines

Heart attack survival rates have doubled in Madison, Wis., Milwaukee and five other places that were among the first to implement new resuscitation guidelines, including the use of a new airflow device.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

FAA Won't Allow Defibrillator at Minneapolis Traffic-Control Center

The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Collier, Fla., EMS Medical Director to be In National TV Spotlight

Dr. Robert Tober appears on "Good Morning America" to discuss his "pit crew concept" for cardiac arrest.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Michigan School Staffers Save Girl with Defibrillator

Acting on the training they received earlier this year, four staff members at Davison Alternative High School restarted a student's heart and breathing with a defibrillator.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

Two Duke University cardiologists launched an ambitious effort to streamline heart attack care about two years ago. At the AHA meeting, they reported that the effort has significantly sped up time to treatment, saving lives.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007


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