Tag: "ambulance" at medical news
Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect
... sent a questionnaire to all UK acute hospital and ambulance
trusts and organised simulated incidents at two ac...rusts which responded to the new research, all the ambulance
trusts had chemical personal protection equipment (CPPE) and 83% had trained staff in its use. Of th...
Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient
...s to level I, II, and III trauma centers by ground ambulance
or helicopter within 45 and 60 minutes. "Level I and II trauma centers provide comprehensive care for the most critically injured patients and have immediate availability of trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, and certain other physician specialists,...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...evel or less, and 40 percent said it would take an ambulance
more than 10 minutes to get to their camp. More than 70 percent said the hospital that would receive an injured or ill camper was small or rural. In light of these statistics, Walton advises parents and camp officials to communicate openly, early an...
Changing patient profile signals rising emergency care waits for seriously ill patients
...ed - and "majors" - those who arrived by emergency ambulance
and were admitted to hospital. Over the 10 years, ...% to 10.4%. The proportion of patients arriving by ambulance
also increased from around 23% to a peak of 32% in 2002. Similarly, the proportion of "minor" emerge...
'Secrets' of successful hospitals revealed
...ime standard. Key steps include: Equip and train ambulance
crews to perform electrocardiograms (ECGs) in the ... authors said that effective collaboration between ambulance
crews, emergency medicine staff and angioplasty teams could trim door-to-balloon times to 60 minutes...
ECG transmission by cell phone speeds heart attack treatment
...n the cardiac catheterization team even before the ambulance
arrives at the hospital. The result: The patient is immediately whisked to the cardiovascular cath lab, where an interventional cardiologist opens the blocked coronary artery, restoring blood flow to the heart. "Time is muscle. The more quickly we ca...
Scientists work to discover how music training affects the brain
...information from several senses, such as seeing an ambulance
and hearing its siren. "Multisensory processing has been shown to speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness," said Burdette. "We hope to learn which brain areas are involved in this ability and how they can be enhanced...
Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions
...information from a single event such as seeing an ambulance
and hearing its siren has been shown to speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness. New research in animals suggests that it's unlikely that we're born with this ability. Instead, its development may depend on our senso...
Building interoperability into medical information
...Dr Dogac. "The patient will be admitted before the ambulance
arrives at the hospital, via a mobile device. The hospital admissions service will then automatically seek out any relevant healthcare records of the patient in the ARTEMIS P2P network, and presents them to the doctor, although the hospitals discover...
Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections
...valuable for a variety of medical users, including ambulance
services, hospital emergency rooms, clinics, the military and nursing homes. "For example, IV (intravenous) insertion is especially difficult in dehydrated patients because their blood vessels lack normal volume," he explains. "Similarly, because ca...
Medical debt draining Kansans' resources, threatening health care access
..., doctors, dentists, prescription medications, and ambulance
services. "These data document how seriously medical debt hinders people's access to health care," said report author Carol Pryor, senior policy analyst at The Access Project. "Nearly half of the people with debt delayed a doctor's visit becau...
One in 14 men having a heart attack drive themselves to hospital
...e. Many said they were too embarrassed to go in an ambulance
or that they should be used for more urgent cases....hey are obviously unwell and encouraged to call an ambulance
immediately if they suspect they are having a heart attack" concludes Dr O'Donnell. "And it's also ...
Air ambulance research identifies best intubation method
...ost effective way to insert breathing tubes in air ambulance
patients on the way to the hospital. The finding, ... switched. Before the study was conducted, the air ambulance
service had used both protocols. Most (90 percent) of the patients were being transported by air amb...
Few stroke patients get to hospital in time for treatment
...uld be given. Those who arrived at the hospital by ambulance
were seven times more likely to receive tPA than t...e who arrived on their own. "People who arrive by ambulance
are seen and evaluated more quickly in the emergency department," Reeves said. "This is probably due...
Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?
...larly, reported performance improved greatly after ambulance
trusts were star rated on their response times, and hospitals were rated on the number of patients waiting for elective surgery. Interestingly, after 2003, reported performance improved in other UK countries, dramatically in Wales and Northern Irelan...
Strokes in children need to be recognized quickly
...unately, Colin's parents acted quickly, calling an ambulance
and having him taken to a pediatric hospital that was prepared to assess and treat this sudden event. The medical staff diagnosed it as a stroke--an interruption in blood flow within the brain. Today, two years later, Colin still has lingering weakne...
Should heart attack care be more like trauma care? Study suggests regional system could be feasible
...make heart attack care more like trauma care, with ambulance
crews taking certain patients to specialized hospi...arly 80 percent of Americans live within an hour's ambulance
trip of an angioplasty-performing hospital. The University of Michigan and Yale University research ...
Age, sex, racial disparities in heart attack hospital transfer patterns
...tack patients especially if they are older to an ambulance
ride to another facility. His said data from this and future studies should help give confidence to community hospital physicians about transferring these patients. "The national guidelines suggest that patients who are having an acute heart attack s...
ECG transmission from ambulance cuts time to direct clot removal
...G tracings electronically from the scene or in the ambulance
to an on-call cardiologist's personal digital assi...erventional cardiologists at one hospital with one ambulance
service. Duke researchers are currently organizing a 12-site study across the U.S. in larger and sma...
Going the extra mile for specialized heart attack care
... A key issue raised in the study is the ability of ambulance
crews to distinguish STEMI heart attacks from other problems using portable electrocardiogram equipment, since only STEMI patients have been shown to benefit most from emergency angioplasty than from fibrinolytic (clot-busting) drugs that are provide...