The findings, published in January issue of The Journal of Trauma, suggest that prehospital spine immobilization for these kinds of patients provides little benefit and may lethally delay proven treatments for what are often life-threatening injuries.
This will make a big difference in New York City s cardiac survival rates, because bystander CPR can increase a victim s chance of survival by more than 50 percent, said Assistant Chief of EMS Field Services John McFarland.
A teacher at Manzano High School in Albuquerque who performed CPR for 15 minutes, helping save a student who collapsed, was honored Wednesday for her heroics.
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A rush-hour fire in Moscow's subway on Wednesday injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands of commuters and closed parts of the network, authorities said.
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