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CMNH selects Mississippi’s Children’s Miracle Champion for national role

Aubrey Armstrong is finishing her year as Mississippi’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion by being named as one of the 10 national CMNH Champions. The 15-year-old from Oxford will be an advocate for the more than 10 million patients treated in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the U.S.]]>Original Article…

CPR Coaching Device

  Physio-Control has released TrueCPR, a coaching device designed to optimize manual CPR performance by measuring chest compressions and by providing high-quality feedback in real-time and following resuscitation. The apparatus is simple to use, portable, and requires no connection to a monitor or defibrillator. TrueCPR provides three levels of performance feedback to help response teams improve their CPR quality, including real-time, immediately after, and later for review.   The device utilizes new triaxial field induction technology, which provides accurate CPR depth measurement and helps guide rescuers to perform compressions of at least two inches (five centimeters) of depth. It also measures changes in a low-energy 3-D magnetic field generated by a reference pad placed beneath the patient and a sensor on the patient’s chest, continuously calculating the changing distance between the two points, as a caregiver performs manual compressions. For more information, visit www.physio-control.com/TrueCPR. Tags: Physio-Control, TrueCPR, CPR, Chest Compressions, Defibrillator, Education, Technology, inventionsPublished: 10/21/2013 1:22:00 PM Original Article…

Finding the right plastic surgeon for you

If you’ve decided to have plastic surgery, you’ve probably spent a lot of time wondering how to find a good plastic surgeon.Original Article…

AirCare’s innovative model helps caregivers cope with ‘compassion fatigue’

It can happen to any caregiver, and AirCare team members are no exception: Helping people in stressful situations, over and over, can create “compassion fatigue.” Brock Whitson, AirCare flight nurse, has created a model to recognize and prevent emotional exhaustion that can put into peril a care provider’s ability to deliver compassionate care.]]>Original Article…

QuickClot Saves Lives

There is no scarier emergency than watching blood flow from a wound uncontrollably. Direct pressure and elevation of the wound can’t be replaced, but you can now help stop the bleeding three times as fast by using QuickClot by Adventure Medical Kits.   The active ingredient in QuickClot is a mineral called zeolite, a substance with an extremely high surface area that promotes coagulation through an exothermic reaction. The process draws out the liquid parts of the blood leaving behind a higher concentration of platelets, hence clotting occurs and bleeding stops.   Updated from a formula previously used by the U.S. military, QuickClot Sport does not cause any harmful side effects or burns. For more information, visit www.adventuremedicalkits.com/product.php?product=173.Tags: QuickClot, Adventure Medical Kits, Zeolite, Clotting, Bleeding, Technology, InventionsPublished: 11/27/2013 8:41:00 AM Original Article…

UMMC experts agree: Gratefulness, good health go hand in hand

According to Medical Center faculty and staff from a number of disciplines, when you experience the emotion of gratefulness, that positive feeling may help you cope with everyday ills, both temporary and chronic. As the traditional holiday season begins, they say gratefulness can be a gift in itself, one that keeps on giving benefits year-round.]]>Original Article…