Tag: "alarms" at medical news
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...Weaver continues, Despite evidence of efficacy, CO alarms
have not been installed widely by the lodging indu... industry-related carbon monoxide issues. Until CO alarms
are installed in hotels, motels, and resorts, guests should consider carrying a CO alarm when they t...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
...r following an auditory trigger such as doorbells, alarms
or ringing telephones. A family history of a sudden, unexplained death before 50 years of age -- including an unexplained drowning, unexplained motor vehicle accident and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). When LQTS is detected and t...
Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart
...recast models used by weather centres and allowing alarms
to be raised a few hours before these devastating swells hit coasts. Storms are capable of generating waves of different wavelengths that travel in several directions upon leaving the storm system, with the longest wavelengths travelling the faste...
Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
... suppression, responding to alarms, returning from alarms
and during certain physical training activities," said Stefanos Kales, lead author and assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health at HSPH. Kales is also the medical director of Employee Health & Industrial Medicine at Cambridge Hea...
Bioterrorism alerts induce anxiety and may pose health risk, Einstein study finds
...onse," notes Dr. Cohen. "It is not surprising that alarms
and warnings about potential dangers in general could also elevate anxiety and stress. Public health messages, like those to encourage quitting smoking or not driving after drinking, take advantage of this likely response in order to promote an avers...
UK hospitals poorly prepared for a 'major incident,' say researchers
... the world, and the increasing regularity of false alarms
and foiled plots, "it is highly likely that that British hospitals will face an increasing number of major incidents in the future." "Preparedness for major incidents in the UK remains poor 10 years after [the original survey]. Effective major inc...
Patients receiving treatment with radioisotopes may trigger security alarms
... receiving radioiodine treatment to read: "Airport alarms
may be triggered for up to 12 weeks after receiving your therapy dose." "Airports worldwide are deploying more sensitive radiation detection systems and hence one would expect more such cases unless we take responsibility of forewarning our patient...
Disclosure of physicians' financial incentives may increase trust, loyalty among their patients
... editorial cartoons and even popular movies raised alarms
that these new physician payment methods were creating hazardous conflicts of interest that would keep physicians from recommending expensive, but necessary, care," the authors write. "This increasing suspicion about financial incentives spawned ind...
Prisons not adapting to needs of aging inmate population
...uick drop to the floor can be quite hazardous. And alarms
may sometimes go off several times a day." The study found that 69 percent of the women reported that at least one prison activity of daily living was very difficult to perform. Sixteen percent reported needing help with one or more daily activity t...
Patients receiving radioisotope scans could trigger false security alarms at airports
... warned that they could set off security radiation alarms
in airports for up to 30 days after the procedure,...ult, patients are at risk of setting off radiation alarms
at airports. Professor Underwood comments: "Stricter measure, and more sensitive radiation detectio...