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Substantiation Statement for Building Coding Application

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Here is the substantiation provided to the code examining committees.

Stroke: Time is brain in delivering EMS care

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

EMS1 is the leading website and news service for EMS people, and this ‘blog’ is a sterling example of its quality information.

The Ongoing Ambulance Response Time Debate

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

“Matt Zavadsky dared to ask a provocative question in his presentation at the American Ambulance Association conference this past November, “Do Ambulance Response Times Really Matter?”

A Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

Naloxone is a benign drug that CPR volunteers could use to rescue overdose victims, who now outnumber auto fatalities.

NIH Launches Trials to Evaluate CPR and Drugs

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The continuing study of adjunct treatments for SCA; see also CPAP and the recent doubts about epinephrine

Short Technical Bio for Dwight Jones

Jan 26th, 2012 | By

Very Short Tech BIO Dwight Gilbert Jones                                           Public Safety Consultant Disclosure – Jones is CEO of Elevaed Medical Inc., a Northwest life safety company. Relevant factoids Computer assembly  1987-1993 Cardz Computers (Owner, Vancouver) The largest regional computer retailer in this period, Cardz introduced 386 and 486 motherboards to western Canada.  Cardz BBS was the West’s

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Question and Answer Sheet: Heart Safety in High Rises

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By
cardiac arrest

Safety agencies need to address the fact that thousands of people are dying needlessly in high rise and office buildings each year, because EMS simply can’t get to them in time. Arrest victims and rescuers have no access to the only device that can save them – an AED.

New Data Released from CARES Program on SCA’s

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

If a pulse is not restored before EMS transport, additional efforts at the receiving hospital almost invariably fail.

“We’re in a war with the Fire Dept!”

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By

From 50% 50 years ago, actual fire calls are now just 1% of fire department responses, who are now “there to stop the clock”.

Cheap health insurance vs our deadliest threat

Jul 18th, 2011 | By
heart safety

Given our overweight and aging boomer generation, expect life safety to emerge as a welcome and affordable concept.

AED Use: Survival before EMS Study

Jul 1st, 2011 | By
Survival Study

Application of an AED in communities is associated with nearly a doubling of survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


Jun 10th, 2011 | By

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No-Hope Highrise to HeartSmart Community with Tandem AED/EMS

Jun 10th, 2011 | By
Tandem AED/EMS

The Tandem AED/EMS strategy has an in-house AED delivering its lifesaving treatment well within four minutes. EMS then arrives some minutes later to consolidate the rescue.

A Silent killer stalking high-rises

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Living or working in a high-rise just about eliminates your chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.

The Hard Facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Jun 8th, 2011 | By

In New York the EMS time is about 12 minutes, due to traffic delays and the logistics of getting to victims in high-rise buildings.