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Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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How a CPR Change is Saving More Lives

A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

When the Heart Stops, Hypothermia Helps; N.C. EMS Pioneers Cooling Patients to Save Lives & Protect Brains

Last October, Wake County (N.C.) EMS became one of the first in the nation to use hypothermia in the field for cardiac arrest patients. Now the treatment is becoming widely available across the Triangle.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

N.C. Red Cross Gets Mannequins, Defibrillators for Training

The Coastal Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross has two-dozen new mannequins and defibrillators that will be used during first-aid training.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Alabama F.D. Joins Heart Attack Study

The Pelham (Ala.) Fire Department is set to become the second department in the nation to join in a study that seeks to improve the care heart attack patients receive prior to arriving at a hospital. Pelham will be the first of 10 local agencies to take part in the study.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Device Automates CPR: Medtronic-Distributed Technology Acts as Chest 'Thumper' for Heart Attack Victims

Medtronic Inc. is distributing a medical device in the U.S. that mechanically thumps the chests of heart attack patients as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Heat During Marathon Claims One Life

During Chicago s hottest marathon on record Sunday, a Michigan man died after collapsing and more than 300 were transported by ambulance for heat-related conditions.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Chilling a Heart attack Victim May Save the Brain

Doctors at LifeFlight of Maine, the only medical helicopter service in the state, decided it made sense to start cooling patients in transit to the intensive care unit.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007


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