Featured Blog Posts – December 2010 Archive (6)

Our Best Day Yet - Christmas Eve

We got up at 5 am to pack for our trip to Chantel, a small village on the Southwestern end of the island of Haiti. We were

contacted by one of our Vidacare Clinical Specialist who had word of the

Catholic sisters’ desperate plight fighting Cholera. Several patients had died

because they could not start an IV and they had no doctors or others to help

them. We agreed to make this part of our mission to deliver EZ-IO technology to

their small clinic.




Added by Dr. Larry Miller on December 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hope and Horror in Haiti - 12-17-10


Dr. Larry Miller, Chief Medical Officer of Vidacare Corporation and pioneer of the EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System, is on a mission trip to Haiti to deliver over $100,000 worth of IO equipment to clinicians battling the cholera outbreak.


We woke up at 2:30 am and began the process of packing 2 bags of supplies for our next two days in Cap Haitian. Rummaging through 13 bags of medical necessities, we placed what we thought we needed on the bed, took…


Added by Dr. Larry Miller on December 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

2010 ECCU: What's next for cardiac care

Everyone is still abuzz about the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines release at this year's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conference in San Diego, Calif. Thus far, we've celebrated cardiac arrest survivors, awarded three pioneers of external cardiac massage and of course, discussed the hottest cardiovascular topics.

So what are those topics?

The Eagles

One of the most interesting sessions I had the privilege of attending was the…


Added by Lauren Hardcastle on December 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Paramedics and Stress - What we need to know

Stress is common among paramedics as they confront trauma and violence on a daily basis. While stress at most workplaces is related to conflict with coworkers and too many responsibilities, paramedics experience stress from traumatic events and the loss of human life. People in this job must learn about the causes, symptoms and solutions for paramedics and stress.

Causes of Stress

Being exposed to trauma, violence and death on a regular basis is a common stressor for… Continue

Added by Marcos Fleury on December 6, 2010 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

We're (learning CPR) on a boat!

This morning marks the first time I've been escorted anywhere by someone in fatigues. It was also the first time I haven't had to pay to hang out on the amazing Midway.

No, I'm no military or Midway celebrity. I was there at 9 on my Sunday morning to watch volunteers and community members participate in a massive CPR training event on the battleship-turned-museum. They were there for the finale of the inaugural CPR Across America event. The… Continue

Added by Jennifer Berry on December 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Angina Pectoris - Prehospital Emergency Care Management

Angina Pectoris


Angina pectoris (AP) represents the clinical syndrome occurring when myocardial oxygen demand exceeds supply. The term is derived from Latin; the literal meaning is "the choking of the chest;" angere, meaning "to choke" and pectus, meaning "chest." The first English-written… Continue

Added by Marcos Fleury on December 4, 2010 at 7:18pm — 3 Comments

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