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Strengthening the Chain of Survival

The cardiac chain of survival depends first and foremost on early CPR, but once EMS professionals arrive, quality measures -- such as real-time feedback and integrated debriefing -- make a vital difference in patient outcomes.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Hampshire Towns Using Modems to Enhance EKGs

Towns have begun hooking those machines up to modems that can beam the reading right to the emergency room.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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Physio-Control Inc. LUCAS 2

The LUCAS 2 from Physio-Control Inc. is a battery-operated mechanical CPR device. The rescuer places the base plate underneath the patient, then attaches LUCAS 2 and positions it above the patientÌs sternum.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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CardioCommand Inc. StatMAP

The StatMAP from CardioCommand Inc. is a battery-powered device that uses a typical hand-squeeze bulb to inflate the cuff. The pressure is then automatically lowered and uses a oscillometric, step-deflate method for non-invasive blood pressure determination.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Blood Tests Detect Heart Attacks Faster, Better

A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

System Profile: STRAC

Fusion ePCR from Ortivus caters to the needs of both the providers in the field and the billers and administrators in the office.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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System Profile: Medic

After 20 years of two other electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) systems, Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue believes it finally got it right.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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System Profile: Johnson County Ambulance Service

Fusion ePCR from Ortivus caters to the needs of both the providers in the field and the billers and administrators in the office.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Bedside Stories

The success or failure of any ePCR system is almost always decided by the end users. Understand what your crews need and you’ll find success.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009






 

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