Posts Tagged ‘ EMS ’

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?”

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.

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.

Questions & Answers about AEDs and PADs

May 6th, 2011 | By
LIFEPAD Recessed

Common questions about AEDs and Public Access Defibrillation (PADs), with answers from the American Heart Association

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.

EMS Response Times from National Database

Apr 14th, 2011 | By

US National NEMSIS cardiac arrest elapsed patient care times as an average (table) and as a 90th Fractile (graph).

Study finds CPR before defibrillation insignificant

Jun 9th, 2010 | By

It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude.

Strategic placement of AEDs in public locations

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

Public-access defibrillation with AEDs is being implemented in many countries with considerable financial implications.

The Four Minute Barrier

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

In large cities traffic and access to building complexes are serious obstacles to SCA rescue vehicles. On-site AEDs and elevators are a lasting and obvious solution.