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Ambulance and Football – What’s the Connection?


24 April, 2013 | Emergency Equipment

So, you may ask yourself ‘what is the connection between football and an ambulance?’ and the answer would be Pappis Cisse, Newcastle United’s striker. The 27 year old Senegalese football player used to drive an ambulance in his hometown Sedhiou, when he was 15 years old.  The town where Pappis Cisse grew up had a [...]

ECG Paramedic Instruction Saves Lives


26 August, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, Emergency Equipment, intensive care, medical equipment, Pacemakers

In cases of severe heart attack such as STEMI (ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction), delay in restoring blood flow directly impacts the patient’s medical outcome. An audit in 2005 conducted by Canadian hospitals in the province of Manitoba, reviewed ambulatory procedures for cardiac patients. The audit revealed that only 14% of patients received blood clot [...]

Defibrillators


12 March, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, Emergency Equipment, medical equipment

Defibrillators – A Measure For Life Saving The most common form of treatment for any form of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and pulsless tachycardia is defibrillation, this is the process of giving a measured amount of electrical energy to the patients heart by way of a defibrillator. It is this electrical current that will halt [...]