Search Tag: emergency medical services

ICU Management

Drones May Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

2017 16 Jun

According to a study published by JAMA, in simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), drones carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED) arrived in less time as compared to emergency medical services. There was also a reduction time of about 16 minutes.  OHCA has a low survival rate, around 8 to 10%. The most important factor... Read more

ICU Management

Two Fire Rescue Departments Honored for Excellence in Emergency Medical Services

2017 12 Apr

Fire Service-Based EMS Awards Presented at 29 th  Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Masimo  has announced that the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has   honored the Orange County (Florida) Fire Rescue Department and the Montgomery County (Maryland) Fire & Rescue Service with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based... Read more

ICU Management

Does OHCA Survival Improve When Docs Attend?

2016 25 Oct

An observational study from Denmark, based on data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry, found an association between prehospital physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support as a supplement to emergency medical services and better 30-day survival. The article, by Annika Hamilton, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hvidovre Hospital,... 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... Read more