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Prove It: Oxygen therapy improves outcomes following AMI

- 02/06/2016

Medic 12 and Engine 46 receive a report of chest pain on the 12th floor of a local office building. Engine 46 arrives on the scene first and finds a 42-year-old male sitting at his desk. The ...


Should medics intubate out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients?

- 02/04/2016

By Christopher T. Boyer The American Heart Association 2015 guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care are somewhat inconclusive about advanced airway management for patients in cardiac ...


Iowa receives grant for LUCAS purchase

- 02/01/2016

By Dolly A. Butz Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A $6.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust could improve the outcomes of Iowans experiencing cardiac arrest, especially ...


Pregnant teen dies after shoveling snow

- 01/25/2016

By Sam Wood The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A pregnant teenager died Saturday morning of a suspected heart attack after shoveling snow at her Pottstown, Pa., home. Briahna ...


Capitol police officer dies after shoveling snow

- 01/25/2016

By Ben Nuckols Associated Press MAGNOLIA, Del. — A U.S. Capitol police officer died of a massive heart attack he suffered after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware, his wife and ...


DC dispatcher sends BLS ambulance instead of an ALS unit for a cardiac arrest patient

- 01/21/2016

WASHINGTON — A dispatcher's decision to send a BLS unit to a call for a man down instead of an ALS unit is being questioned. FOX 5 reported police found a man on the street who was ...


End of the ROC groundbreaking EMS research

- 01/21/2016

SAN DIEGO — Researching the myriad of details that surround the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severely injured patients requires time, patience and resources. It was ...


Living in high-rise buildings associated with lower survival rates from cardiac arrests

- 01/19/2016

TORONTO — The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: A new study found that survival ...


LODD: NJ EMT dies after responding to daughter's car crash

- 01/19/2016

BYRAM, N.J. — Eskil "Scott" Danielson, a 35-year member of the Lakeland Ambulance Squad, died of a heart attack Saturday shortly after assisting his daughter who was injured in ...


Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium expanded cardiac arrest research

- 01/17/2016

By Jason Buick SAN DIEGO — The impact of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium 10-year study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was the highlight of a session at the National Association ...


Heart attack patient dies after DC firefighters respond to wrong scene

- 01/06/2016

WASHINGTON — A man suffering a heart attack died Sunday after D.C. firefighters stopped at the wrong location and returned to their station. The Washington Post reported that Albert ...


What Would You Do? Do not resuscitate order is not signed

- 01/06/2016

You respond to a nursing home for a patient in cardiac arrest. The patient's do not resuscitate order has not been signed. The staff haven't started CPR and don't want you to start compressions. ...


3 steps to improve pediatric cardiac arrest outcomes

- 01/05/2016

The three steps involve refocusing on a different part of the pediatric cardiac arrest timeline, to have better out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes.


Prove It: Are continuous chest compressions more effective?

- 01/05/2016

Rescue 12 and Engine 52 respond to a report of an unconscious person in a private residence. On the way, a dispatch indicates the patient is a 67-year-old male and one of the dispatchers is giving ...


3 interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

- 01/05/2016

WASHINGTON — Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve ...


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