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Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...neys," Gamelli explained. "Carrying blood in an ambulance
isn't practical because it needs to be refrigerate...ospital, either at the scene of the injury, in the ambulance
or in LIFESTAR (Loyola's helicopter paramedic unit/air ambulance), and continue during a 12-hour pos...
Hopkins' emergency extended care unit reduces overcrowding
...In addition, the amount of time we've had to be on ambulance
diversion, when we couldn't take any more patients, has plunged more than 40 percent. During the time of comparison, other nearby hospitals have increased their number of diversion hours by 44 percent." The greatest decrease in walkouts occurred d...
Heart attack sufferers putting their lives at risk by failing to recognise symptoms
...ough." Only one in five of the survivors called an ambulance
first, with a call to a general practitioner the preferred option, because symptoms were "not important enough to call an ambulance." Although most of the survivors in the study did have chest pain, "for many the perception of acute [heart attack] is...
'Real world' offers data to enhance safety of ambulance transport of children
A four-month study of more than 200 ambulance
arrivals at an urban medical center suggests that ...dren during emergency transport. "It is known that ambulance
transport has a high crash rate per mile traveled," according to lead researcher Nadine Levick, M.D....
U.S. In The Midst Of A Heroin Epidemic, But Many Overdose Deaths Can Be Prevented
...medical help was not sought or sought toolate. An ambulance
was called in about 14 percent of overdose cases, with fearof police involvement as the major reason for not calling 911 for help. The most common complications of heroin overdose treatment arepulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) and pneumonia. Thro...
Vanderbilt Medical Students Study Effects Of Vibration On Infant Health
...the least. The research was performed in the Angel ambulance
with a mannequin inside thetransport incubator. Each mattress combination was tested on both a city and a highway route. Aninstrument called an accelerometer, similar to a tiny electrode, was used tomeasure both the amplitude and frequency of the vi...
New Airway's 'Smarts' Ensure That Patients Get Plenty Of Oxygen
... relied upon by thousands of doctors,surgeons, and ambulance
crews every day, but today's devicessometimes do m...n additional one-time expense of $50 to $100 foran ambulance
squad or hospital. The research was funded by the departments of electricalengineering and emer...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...y with them until the seizure is over. Onlycall an ambulance
if a seizure is prolonged, if a patient has two seizureswithout waking up in between them or if the person has hurt himself. You shouldalso call if it was a person's first seizure or if he or she asks to go to thehospital." "Don't put a spoon...