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The Most Important Test

The 12-lead ECG is the most important initial test for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Changes have recently been incorporated into the Philips DXL ECG algorithm and the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator that enhance the ECG’s ability to detect acute ischemia, AMI & STEMI.

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

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Revenue at Your Fingertips

A strong ePCR solution can have a positive effect on your department’s billing and can also provide more in depth clinical information. Learn the four key issues to consider when looking for an ePCR system.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Managing Lifelong Learning

Tracking a career’s worth of training hours and certifications on paper is not only challenging and labor intensive but also impractical given the digital world we live in.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Playing Well with Others

Not all ePCRs are created equal. And the same is for ALS monitors, in terms of how their data can be used by ePCR systems.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

System Profile: Maine EMS

Read why Maine EMS (MEMS) went through a very long ePCR implementation process and what they learned from the transition.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009


 

 

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