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In Small Counties, Dispatcher-Led CPR Instruction Leaves Call Centers Short-Staffed

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A bill that would require 9-1-1 dispatchers in Wisconsin to receive training on how to walk callers through CPR administration could put a strain on short-staffed call centers. Several counties across the state like Dane, Columbia and Rock already require their dispatchers to receive CPR training. Director of Dane County 911, John Dejung, says in 2017, dispatchers saved eleven lives by giving CPR information over the phone. "We know, from our own experience, that it truly can be life saving," Dejung said. He spoke in favor of the proposal at a Senate public hearing on Tuesday. Smaller counties say while they know the training would help save lives, administering it in their county would be costly. Iowa County Sheriff Steve Michek says their dispatch center is typically run by just one call taker. "We do the best we can with limited amount of resources that we have and that limited resources would be dispatchers sitting in dispatch chairs," Sheriff Michek said. Read more...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: News Videos Cardiac & Resuscitation Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

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Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionThe similarity between osteotomy planes predicted using theSignature system and osteotomy planes actually achieved was excellent for the tibia although some discrepancies were seen for the femur. The use of 3D system techniques in TKA surgery can provide accurate intraoperative guidance, especially for patients with deformed bone, tailored to individual patients and ensure better placement of the implant.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study attempts to quantify the effect of sequential needle puncturing of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) using a pressure sensor insert (Verasense by OrthoSensor) and gap measurement under tension.MethodsCruciate-retaining arthroplasties were placed in 14 cadaveric knees. The MCL was elongated by step-wise perforation, in five sets of five perforations, with the use of an 18-gauge needle, followed by valgus stress. Following the fifth set of needle perforations, blade perforation was performed on the remaining tense fibers of the MCL. Following each step-wise perforation, corresponding medial compartment pressure...
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionBCS TKA has a wide acceptable range of posterior tibial slope for avoiding knee instability if the posterior tibial slope is less than 10 °. Surgeons should prioritize avoiding adverse effects over trying to achieve positive effects such as decreasing patellofemoral contact force and quadriceps force by increasing posterior tibial slope. Our study helps surgeons determine the optimal posterior tibial slope during surgery with BCS TKA ; posterior tibial slope should not exceed 10° in routine clinical practice.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In the article “No Fat, No Sugar, No Salt . . . No Problem? Prevalence of ‘Low-Content’ Nutrient Claims and Their Associations with the Nutritional Profile of Food and Beverage Purchases in the United States,” published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the authors and web address listed for reference 15 (p 1373) are incorrect. Reference 15 should read as follows: Muth MK, Sweitzer M, Brown D, et al. Understanding IRI household-based and store-based scanner data.
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Tags: From the Academy Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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