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Ways to reduce death in schools focus of National Center for Early Defibrillation forum
.... Parents of young sudden cardiac arrest victims; emergency
medicine and cardiology experts; representatives o...d Vincent N. Mosesso, M.D., assistant professor of emergency
medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of the NCED. "Addit...
Price to pay for vaccinating against smallpox
...hen be offered to up to 10 million more health and emergency
workers. The vaccine consists of live vaccinia virus. In some people it can cause inflammation of the brain, death of the skin around the vaccination site or a severe form of eczema. And vaccinated people can infect others for up to three weeks afte...
New UNC emergency room wall chart will help health workers respond to chemical terrorism
...ial bioterrorism organisms for display in hospital emergency
rooms. Its purpose was to help ER staff recognize ... Next week, they will send it to all N.C. hospital emergency
departments and health departments. "We believe this chart is even more important than the first on...
Livermore researchers apply combat simulation technology to homeland security
... concepts of operation, technology and training to emergency
responders as a part of the Lab's role in homeland...e used as incident control software in addition to emergency
response planning and training. ACATS is one of many tools being developed for homeland security. Th...
Fresh evidence on Bhopal disaster
...asn't, largely because Bhopal had far more limited emergency
equipment than Carbide's US plant. Crucially, Bhopal had no "knock-down" tank where the mass of chemicals that boiled out of the MIC tank might have settled. Then only gases would have escaped, which could have been burnt off by flare towers or by fi...
Miniature implantable sensor likely lifesaver for patients
... meet the critical needs of patients in hospitals, emergency
care facilities and extended-care facilities." The ability to prevent -- or at least detect -- circulation problems quickly could lead not only to fewer complications during surgery, but also could reduce the number of deaths attributable to those c...
Envisats ASAR reveals extent of massive oil spill off Spanish coast
...ruments. The ASAR acquisition was scheduled on an emergency
basis for Sunday 17 November. Envisat, along with ESA's ERS-2 spacecraft, will continue to acquire images for the next few weeks over the Galician coast. The tanker was first damaged last Wednesday and is estimated to have spilled about 10 000 tonne...
New England lakes hold clues to lurking storms and floods
...terns they were able to establish are red flags to emergency
planners, who rely on early detection to quickly evacuate people to higher ground when waters rise. There was no time for warnings, preparations or escape 75 years ago, when record rainfall overflowed rivers and partially submerged several Vermont t...
Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)
...rough the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), emergency
responders can get essential information--in minut...ake happens. The strong motion instruments provide emergency
response personnel with real-time maps of severe ground shaking, provide engineers with information ...
Texas A&M agriculturists set framework to safeguard food supply
...he response for livestock and crops to the broader emergency
response for communities and families," said Dr. N...director. "And linking these two - agriculture and emergency
response - has given us the ability to provide the training necessary to assure that these vulnerabl...
Needle-free blood and tissue measurements
...will also be useful in ambulances, helicopters and emergency
rooms. "The beauty of the non-invasive technique is that it allows physicians to take measurements continuously, once a second if you want," she said. "We think these measurements might help prevent serious complications from traumatic injuries by pr...
Science picks - leads, feeds and story seeds
...s provided life-saving information to citizens and emergency
managers when floodwaters threaten homes and criti...improvements in earthquake monitoring instruments, emergency
response people in the areas most vulnerable to earthquakes can now look at ShakeMaps of actual grou...
Sex-pheromone link to insect evolution
...instance, police might communicate on channel one, emergency
medical personnel on channel two and administrators on channel three. "With male and female borers, it's the same thing," says Roelofs. "Certain species communicate on channel one, others on channel two, others on channel three. But when a female has...
Public health report stresses worker protection as key component of homeland security
The federal government must help train emergency
personnel and provide updated safety guidelines so... recent terrorist attacks with those providing the emergency
response and cleanup around weapons of mass destruction. The report is available on-line at http:/...
GM row delays food aid
...red by reports that Mugabe's government is denying emergency
food aid to people in areas that oppose his government. Andrew Natsios, USAID's administrator, last week warned that food aid would be stopped altogether if this form of political repression continued. Now Harare has said that it doesn't want USAID'...
Big fish not always best, sounds might mean hurricanes and Hawaii tsunami safety
... The results should help scientists government and emergency
agencies to gather accurate information quickly should an attack occur. CONTACT: Kwok Fai Cheung, Hawaii Sea Grant Researcher, Professor, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, (O) 808-956-3485, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SEA GRA...
Cocaine use in warm environments impairs body's cooling mechanisms -- and can be lethal
...illegal drug among people seeking care in hospital emergency
departments or drug treatment centers. "The lethal effect of cocaine is unique among those of other illicit drugs because it is related not only to dose but also to the drug's tendency to cause hyperthermia, which increases the risk for death," Crand...
NNSA's Livermore Lab partners with cities and counties to track biological, chemical releases
...city, county, state and federal agencies to use in emergency
planning and response. Since 1979, NARAC has been a national emergency
response service that provides planning, real-time assessments and detailed studies of chemical, bio...
New equine treadmill facility a research, evaluation resource
...ge Park. The Equine Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency
referral service along with surgical, medical and diagnostic services. While the horse is working on the treadmill, a video endoscope may be used to visually examine the patients upper airway to diagnose respiratory problems not evident at rest. One...
Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2002
...l as levels of radiological releases. In addition, emergency
management personnel would know the projected path of the plume in time to take corrective action. [Contact: Jim Kulesz] ENERGY Power to go . . . Ecotera Energys new microturbine-based engine promises to deliver high performance in a compact and en...
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