Cpr Training

Lifesaving lessons

Eighth-grade students learn CPR as part of citywide effort in Arlington, Texas.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

Salt Lake County Paramedics Get New Devices to Aid Heart Attack

Salt Lake County paramedics are being equipped with new devices to speed treatment of heart attack sufferers - and South Jordan is leading the way.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Taking the mouth-to-mouth out of CPR

While cardiopulmonary resuscitation can save the life of a person having a heart attack, it's far from a perfect technique.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Atlanta becomes a template for improving EMS

When Atlanta's emergency medical system needed rescuing, Mayor Shirley Franklin started performing CPR -- in more ways than one.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

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My First Code

On my first day of field clinicals for my paramedic class, the very first call was a cardiac arrest. Our patient was like mega-code practice and threw every rhythm in the ACLS book at us.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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My First Code

On my first day of field clinicals for my paramedic class, the very first call was a cardiac arrest. Our patient was like mega-code practice and threw every rhythm in the ACLS book at us.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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New Direction for Rural Survivability

To offset years of drought and less-than-fruitful harvests, this rural„Kansas farming community developed an innovative and lucrative healthcare system.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007

S.F. Emergency Dispatcher Wins State Award

A Santa Fe emergency dispatcher was the difference between life and death for a young man who was struck by lightning last summer while working on a house at Las Campanas.

It was just another day at the office for Melissa Sisneros, but it contributed to her recent award as New Mexico Emergency-Medical Dispatcher of the Year.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007


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