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OH Man Credits Apple Watch with Saving His Life

Medical staff there found Zac Zies' oxygen level was 99 percent, his blood pressure was normal, but his resting heart rate was 222 beats per minute.
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Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women

The insights come from a new survey of 520 men and women who were asked to rank potential reasons someone might not want to provide bystander CPR to a woman, based on the sex of the rescuer.
An SUV from the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium.

MN Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Treatment Demonstrated 100% Success Rate in Cannulation

A study from the University of Minnesota found that the first four months of the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium (MMRC) was 100% effective in cannulation for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests.
American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award

Sunstar (FL) Paramedics Receives Award for the Fourth Year in a Row

This award goes to EMS agencies for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
The photo shows DCEMS Assistant Chief Jennifer Cochran holding the award.

Delaware County (OH) EMS Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus...

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.

MI Woman Wrongly Declared Dead by Paramedics This Summer Has Died

Timesha Beauchamp died as a result of massive brain damage she suffered when the paramedics failed to provide her oxygen, her family's attorney said.

Improving the Effectiveness of CPR Chest Compressions in Neonates and Infants

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.

2nd Annual International State of The Future of Resuscitation Conference Held in Paris

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.

State Suspends MI Paramedics after Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home

The State of Michigan has also indicated it will suspend the licenses of the two EMT's who were also on the scene, according to the department.

Prehospital Management of VF Arrest Due to Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

While prehospital providers will rarely be able to definitively diagnose Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the field, awareness of its existence is still beneficial.