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Machine learning tool to recognise cardiac arrest in emergency calls

2019 15 Feb

Emergency medical dispatchers fail to identify approximately 25% of cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest, thus lose the opportunity to provide the caller instructions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This study examined whether a machine learning framework could recognize out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from audio files of calls to the emergency... Read more

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Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine , a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day.  Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with... Read more

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Depth and Rate of Chest Compression has Impact on Survival

2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine . The reviews show that CPR... Read more

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Blood Sugar Levels Can Predict Risk of Early Death

2015 09 Jan

According to new evidence, checking the blood sugar levels of people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure could play an important role in identifying patients who are at high risk of early death, further hospitalisations or the development of other health problems such as diabetes. The study has been published... Read more

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Post-ED Care Impacts Admission Rates

2014 11 Aug

Hospital admission rates for patients with heart failure (HF) presenting for emergency department (ED) care vary, and the implications of direct discharge home from the ED are unknown. There is a substantial economic burden of HF admissions and a focus on readmissions as a quality of care measure. However, there is little appreciation of the pitfalls... Read more

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American Heart Association Launches Online Pediatric First Aid & CPR Course

2014 17 Apr

New course teaches child care providers and parents vital life-saving skills For parents and child care providers, the statistics about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to... Read more