After six straight years of earning one of the American Heart Association’s highest honors, Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Department has gone one better and earned its Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus award for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
The correct tools, training and practices allow St. Charles County Ambulance District paramedics to rapidly treat these patients and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.
The recovery period after cardiac arrest is now considered a key element of survival, according to the American Heart Association.
The push to ramp up response and awareness of opioid overdoses comes at a time when it’s increasingly needed as the state and country are facing a rise in use, officials said.
A study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Health shows that on-scene use of a new protocol and advanced diagnostic equipment can help paramedics better identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiac events.
The next frontier in EMS may be through 911 dispatcher-directed bystander administration of drugs and devices delivered by drone.
New evidence suggests emergency medical workers with the Southfield (MI) Fire Department performed CPR on a patient for 30 minutes before she was declared dead and sent to the funeral home.
Infants who receive chest compressions have a high incidence of mortality and short-term neurological morbidity. Eric Rottenberg has suggestions to help improve the odds.
The conference focused on all aspects of resuscitation and EMS systems worldwide that studied out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates before and after implementation of special practices and procedures designed to improve resuscitation outcomes.
The authors focus on the need for speed in penetrating trauma patients. They also challenge longstanding views that current EMS trauma treatments are of benefit to the patient.