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CL-20 Auditable Narcotics Lock

Securing and documenting narcotics is a daily routine for paramedics, but many services use only simple lock boxes and pass the keys from medic to medic at shift change.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Study Finds Artificial Blood May Carry Risks

A national two-year study of an experimental blood substitute in critically injured patients found that those transfused with the artificial blood were more likely to die, and more likely to suffer a nonfatal heart attack, than those who received saline solution instead.

Posted Friday, November 9, 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

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

Trauma Surge Baffles Fresno Hospital

The number of trauma victims is expected to exceed 2,800 in 2007, up from 2,109 in 2006, say officials at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

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

Task Force to Review Heart Attack Treatment

About 200 people met in Pennsylvania recently at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to share information about "door-to-balloon" time in an effort to improve cardiac care statewide.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

FDA Can't Ensure Safety of Foreign Drugs

The FDA's system of inspecting foreign pharmaceutical companies is broken, making it impossible to ensure the growing number of drugs and drug ingredients coming from abroad are safe.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Ex-Clive EMS Assistant Chief Arrested

An ex-assistant EMS chief is in jail on charges of unlawfully obtaining prescription medicine by fraud.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007






 

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