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Cardiology Management

Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study Shows Little Difference Between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ CPR in Cardiac Arrest

2015 10 Nov

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that continuous chest compression (CCC) is not an improvement over standard CPR. This is the largest study of out-of hospital cardiac arrest ever conducted. The researchers evaluated over 23,000 adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for whom EMS crews responded. Study patients... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pilots Reduce Readmissions and Overcrowding

2015 05 Sep

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and collaborators from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency and the Glendale and Santa Monica fire departments have launched two pilot programmes that are designed to reduce hospital readmissions and address overcrowding in emergency rooms. The Community Paramedic Pilot Programs will expand... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health Systems Partner to Promote EMS Innovations

2015 10 Jan

Best practices in emergency medical care will be identified and implemented across the US as part of a new project supported by a $225,000 grant. “Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services” is a collaboration between Mount Sinai Health System in New York and the University of California (UC) San Diego Health System.Goals of the project include... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study: 34% of Trauma Patients Undertriaged

2014 29 Sep

A new study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that 34 percent of major trauma patients are undertriaged in the United States, much higher than the undertriage goal of five percent set by the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Also, more than 40 percent of undertriaged patients were diagnosed with traumatic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Strategies to Reduce AMI Mortality Rates

2014 29 Sep

Survival rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vary markedly across US hospitals. From 2006 to 2009, 30-day risk-standardised mortality rates (RSMR) after AMI varied from 13.2 percent to 18.4 percent at the 5th and 95th percentiles of hospitals, respectively. Although substantial efforts have been made to improve hospital performance, there... Read more


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