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Emergency Helicopter Airlifts Help the Seriously Injured

2013 26 Jun

Patients transferred to hospital via helicopter ambulance tend to have a higher survival rate than those who take the more traditional road route, despite having more severe injuries. The research, published in  BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care suggests that air ambulances are both effective and worthy of investment. Helicopters... Read more

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Telemedicine: A Way to Decrease Patient Waiting Times in ED in the U.S.

2013 12 Jun

Emergency department (ED) overcrowding has been a major issue nationally for 20 years and continues to increase in severity. To address this issue, a pilot study has been launched at UC San Diego Health System's ED to use telemedicine as a way to help address crowding and decrease patient wait times. The study is the first of its kind in California... Read more

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One in Five Americans Report Visiting Emergency Room at Least Once in the Past Year

2013 06 Jun

In 2011, 20 percent of U.S. adults reported at least one emergency room visit in the past year, and 7 percent reported two or more visits, according to Health, United States, 2012, the government’s annual, comprehensive report on American’s health.  The 36th annual report is now available at .  The report includes a compilation... Read more

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New Treatment for Stroke Set to Increase Chances of Recovery

2013 31 May

University of Leicester (UK) researchers have contributed to a landmark study which has revealed a new way to treat strokes caused by bleeding inside the brain. The study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved... Read more

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Code STEMI web series – The London Ambulance Service Story

2013 08 Mar

London Ambulance Service paramedic, Suzy Fish and EMT, Craig Birkin, with Code STEMI host, Tom Bouthillet. (Photo: Business Wire) 8.2 million people. 620 square miles. 1.6 million calls per year. The busiest EMS system in the world. A 10-fold improvement in sudden cardiac arrest survival from 1999 to today. STEMI patients transported directly... Read more