Rescues

Cellular Cloud Co-ops Can Protect High Rises

Jan 12th, 2015 | By

By sharing a dedicated cellular network, the cost for funding reliable early intervention in high rises is modest.



End-to-End Protocol Enables Timely Rescues

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
The End-to-End Protocol

Medical protocols exist so that quality care can be delivered reliably. We now have to hand the ball to our public health administrators to allow such basic strategies to take hold and enable change.



An Antidote to Overdose, in Time to Save Lives

May 25th, 2014 | By

The New York Times continues its excellent advocacy of Naloxone vs the expanding opioid pandemic.



Overdose and Naloxone FAQ

May 23rd, 2014 | By

Frequently asked questions about Narcan/Naloxone, an anti-opioid for heroin, morphine, vicodin, oxycontin etc.



We need the right tools to tackle the overdose pandemic

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

As overdose deaths surge, the existence of an antidote as effective as Naloxone is making itself evident. Too bad the medical associations can’t show more leadership on this critical issue.



New York Police Given Kits to Combat Overdoses

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Naloxone

The availability of naloxone/narcan as a nasal spray holds much promise for its wider deployment.



Attorney General says heroin overdoses are ‘an urgent and growing public health crisis’

Mar 11th, 2014 | By

“It makes sense to focus attention on the most dangerous types of drugs.”



Another plea for Naloxone deployment

Feb 7th, 2014 | By

For too many, ‘protection’ by the government leads to their needless death.



Heading off a Junkie Nation

Oct 25th, 2013 | By

With “deaths from narcotic painkillers, or opioids, quadrupling since 1999” wider distribution of Narcan (anti-opioid) is critical.



Substantiation Statement for Building Coding Application

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Here is the substantiation provided to the code examining committees.



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.



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.



A Good Day to Die

May 3rd, 2011 | By

The surgeons and firefighters who worked on me all say the key item in surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the availability of a defibrillator within 2 or 3 minutes.



High school star’s SCA from underlying heart condition

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

(By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times 3/2011) Wes Leonard, star of the Fennville High basketball team, died of cardiac arrest brought on by a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, said the Ottawa County, Mich., medical examiner Friday. People with dilated cardiomyopathy have enlarged and weakened hearts that cannot pump blood through the body efficiently.  In some

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High school star’s SCA from underlying heart condition

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

(By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times 3/2011) Wes Leonard, star of the Fennville High basketball team, died of cardiac arrest brought on by a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, said the Ottawa County, Mich., medical examiner Friday. People with dilated cardiomyopathy have enlarged and weakened hearts that cannot pump blood through the body efficiently.  In some

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