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Hypothermic Resuscitation Receives National Attention

Hypothermic resuscitation at the University of Pennsylvania is featured in this week's edition of Newsweek Magazine and on Newsweek.com. Click below to view the Newsweek clip which features Lance Becker, MD, a noted cardiac care specialist and frequent lecturer at Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conferences sponsored by the Citizen CPR Foundation, and learn more about the the dramatic results being experienced when cardiac arrest patients are cooled to 34-degrees and then gradually rewarmed over a 24 hour period.

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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ATV clubs to train in mock rescue

Representatives of all-terrain vehicle clubs from throughout the state will join first responders and LifeFlight officials later this month for training that will include a mock accident on a remote trail in the Moosehead Lake region.

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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At least 189 dead in Brazil air crash

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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Strong quake rocks Japan, nuclear plant

A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at the world's largest nuclear plant. At least seven people were killed and hundreds injured in the 6.8 magnitude quake that collapsed wooden houses, ripped apart roads and buckled seaside bridges.

Posted Monday, July 16, 2007

Girl drowns in Lake Powell after boat's exhaust fumes render her unconscious

A Flagstaff, Ariz., girl drowned in Padre Bay after carbon monoxide from the motor of a boat poisoned her Saturday morning in Lake Powell.

Posted Monday, July 16, 2007

City Paramedics Aid Heat-Stricken

The radio in the emergency medical vehicle crackled - the stifling heat had overwhelmed someone on Lexington Street.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rural Metro Struggles to Fill EMT Positions

Knoxville (WVLT) - The incentive is up to $10,000, Rural Metro's signing bonus is now bumped from $6,000.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

FDNY EMS Crew Acts Heroic Under Fire

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ambulance crew, operating as paramedic unit 57V3, stopped to assist a driver involved in a motor vehicle collision they encountered while transporting another patient to a hospital. They ended up having to seek cover when threatened with a weapon by the vehicle_s driver.„

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

County's ambulance services defended

If the county calls for bids and awards an ambulance contract to some big out-of-state corporation, local ambulance service likely won't be as effective nor as compassionate as it is now, said Byron Parsons, president and chief executive officer of First Responder Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007


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