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How the Affordable Care Act is changing emergency medicine

The Affordable Care Act is affecting all areas of medicine, and emergency room care is no exception. The way emergency medicine and particularly payments are handled is changing with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Here is what you need to know about the...

source: By Stephanie McKenzie
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In addition to placing automated external defibrillators in fitness clubs, hockey arenas and airports, what other type of public facilities are the best sites for these devices, and how many devices would provide the best return on investment? A new geographic optimization...

source: Medscape

Sept. 4 marked a year since Stephen Bailey suffered a cardiac arrest while driving his car. Bailey beat the odds to overcome the ordeal, which has a survival rate of less than 5 percent. A member of the Cessnock Pigeon Club, Bailey was...

source: The Advertiser

It's all fun and games until someone's life is saved. That's why the Tucson Fire Department and the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine are hosting HeartMap Tucson Challenge. The monthlong scavenger hunt asks players to find the locations of automated...

source: Arizona Daily Star

Incoming freshman classes at New Jersey high schools will be the first required to learn CPR and how to use an AED in order to graduate. Last month, New Jersey passed a law requiring the state's high school students to learn lifesaving techniques...


A framed newspaper article hanging in Rob Miller's classroom at Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana, tells the story of how one of his former students used CPR training he got at school to save someone's life. Miller is one...

source: The Elkhart Truth

Nineth percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. During...

source: Medical Xpress


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