New Device Automates CPR: Medtronic-Distributed Technology Acts as Chest 'Thumper' for Heart Attack Victims

Medtronic Inc. is distributing a medical device in the U.S. that mechanically thumps the chests of heart attack patients as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Injured Ambulance Passengers Awarded $6.4 Million

After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a $6.4 million verdict to two people being carried from the scene of a crash between an ambulance and a disabled motor vehicle.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

AMR Raises Concerns Over Consultant Writing Contract

American Medical Response expressed concerns in a letter about two officials with the consulting company hired to write bid requirements and its new contract.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Berkeley Continues to Pursue Drug Testing for Firefighters & Paramedics

Berkeley, Calif., is continuing to pursue drug testing for firefighters and paramedics after failing to get union approval in a four-year contract agreement.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Proposed Bill Calls for EMT Background Checks

A top county medical administrator says the California bill calling for mandatory criminal background checks for EMTs will prevent regulators from punishing rogue rescuers.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Heat During Marathon Claims One Life

During Chicago s hottest marathon on record Sunday, a Michigan man died after collapsing and more than 300 were transported by ambulance for heat-related conditions.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Clinic's Results Make 9/11 Responders Believe

Independent medical experts who have talked to patients at the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project center are impressed and mystified by the patients experiences.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Chilling a Heart attack Victim May Save the Brain

Doctors at LifeFlight of Maine, the only medical helicopter service in the state, decided it made sense to start cooling patients in transit to the intensive care unit.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007






 

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