Studies show that a post-resuscitation hypothermia protocol can decrease the potential for neurological damage and improve outcomes in patients who survive cardiac arrest.
A study from Australia attempted to compare pain relief of intranasal fentanyl (INF) with intravenous morphine (IVM) to examine the vital issue of prehospital pain management.
Leaders of the community paramedicine program movement convened in late September in Queensland, Australia to share strategies, successes and solutions to common challenges.
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.
The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.
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.
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.
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.
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