Stop the Bleed & Start the Heart

On June 14, 2014, a law was passed in Texas that requires every high school student to take a CPR course prior to graduation. A distinct challenge to this mandate was—and remains—funding. Like other states, Texas schools struggle financially to provide students with their core educational requirements. So, how do financially challenged school districts find the resources to meet the reality of training for a catastrophic medical event? Here’s what the Centre For Emergency Health Sciences did in South Central Texas to address what could only be described as an emergent need. Making It Happen To avoid confusion in what we were proposing to teach, we made sure everyone knew that we would be providing affordable, simple, fun and lifesaving education for anyone willing to be trained. The Stop the Bleed, Start the Heart program targeted specific actions needed to immediately save a life: Tourniquet application; Choking relief; AED usage; and Compression-only CPR. As an engaged, informed and fun-loving community partner, the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (CEHS) joined with our colleagues at the Comal Independent School District (CISD)—key allies in our 2016 Stop the Bleed efforts—along with our corporate partner North American Rescue, to train 5,642 middle school students at each of the CISD’s seven middle schools in the rural Texas Hill Country. Our alliance assured each participant received state of the science training taught by profes...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Rogério F. de Jesus, Waléria Borges-Silva, Taynar L. Bezerra, Leane Q. Gondim, Rosângela S. Uzêda, Luís F.P. GondimAbstractSarcocystis neurona is the major cause of the equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in the Americas and has opossums of the genus Didelphis as definitive hosts. Most isolates of Sarcocystis sp. shed by opossums in Brazil differ genetically from the known species of Sarcocystis. These Brazilian isolates behave similarly as Sarcocystis falcatula, which causes sarcocystosis in bi...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate post-vaccine antibody titers and circulating cellular memory development in heifers fed OG and administered a commercially available modified-live bovine respiratory disease (BRD) vaccine. Twenty-four Holstein heifers were assigned to one of two diets for 170 days: Control TMR (CON; n = 11), or TMR plus OG (TRT; 9 g/100 kg BW/day; n = 13). Samples for hematology, serology, and cellular assays were collected on D-110, 0, 21, 42, and 60 of the trial. Heifers were administered two priming doses of a modified-live BRD vaccine, with a third dose given on D0. There were n...
Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Cara S. Wilson, David J. Jenkins, Victoria J. Brookes, Tamsin S. BarnesAbstractA retrospective study was conducted on 1,178,329 cattle slaughtered at an eastern Australian abattoir between 2010 and 2018. The data were searched for records in which a diagnosis of hydatid disease was made by routine meat inspection and apparent prevalence was calculated. True prevalence of hydatid disease in any organ was then estimated using previously reported sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of hepatic hydatid disease by routine mea...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
This study describes antimicrobial use on Japanese pig farms in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in terms of mg of active ingredient per kg of PCU (population correction unit). Data on antimicrobial use from a total of 72 farrow-to finish farms over these three years were used in the study. The results revealed that the average use of antimicrobials in 2015, 2016 and 2017 was 304.8 (SD = 226.3), 311.2 (SD = 241.0) and 342.9 (SD = 291.3) mg/kg PCU, respectively. Most (97%) of the antimicrobials were administered orally. The most commonly used antimicrobials were tetracyclines, followed by macrol...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Statistics &Probability LettersAuthor(s): Étienne Begin, Pierre Dutilleul, Carole Beaulieu, Taoufik BouezmarniAbstractThe M-Vine decomposition of high-dimensional first-order Vector AutoRegressive [VAR(1)] models is detailed by representing a VAR(1) with a Multivariate Gaussian Copula (MGC), building VAR(1) models with MGCs, decomposing MGCs following M-Vine structures, and reconstructing an MGC from an M-Vine structure.
Source: Statistics and Probability Letters - Category: Statistics Source Type: research
This study attempts to fill this knowledge gap in the mechanics of bonded structures. Herein, we propose a model that allows the calculation of the splitting forces in the basic part of the bonded bilayer where the internal stresses along interface are uniformly distributed. The calculations reveal three possible distributions of the splitting forces in the bonded structure, i.e., the splitting forces could be either located at the center or the periphery—which also includes the edges of the structure, or could be completely absent regardless of the total magnitude of the residual stresses. The results obtained could...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Results in Physics, Volume 15Author(s): Xueyang Shen, Jing Chen, Xuhao Hong, Ping Gu, Chaojun Tang, Shibin Qi, Haixia DaAbstractWe theoretically study the coupling of magnetic plasmon polaritons (MPPs) with photonic band gap (PBG) in a system composed of a one-dimensional (1D) silver nanowire pair array lying on a one-dimensional photonic crystal (1D PC). The near-field plasmon interactions in individual silver nanowire pairs induce MPPs. The 1D PC consisting of dielectric multilayer stacks with alternating refractive indices forms a PBG in the reflection spectrum. When the position o...
Source: Results in Physics - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary InteriorsAuthor(s): Ahmed Nasser Mahgoub, Erick Juárez-Arriaga, Harald Böhnel, Linda R. Manzanilla, Ann CyphersAbstractOur knowledge of the Earth's magnetic field intensity changes over the past few thousand years is still limited because of the uneven spatial and temporal distribution of data, which also includes the Americas. The present study reports 41 new palaeointensity data covering the past 3600 years which, together with 38 previously published data of similar quality, are used to construct a palaeointensity ...
Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of SolidsAuthor(s): Ghulam Sughra Jamila, Sajjad Shamaila, Sajjad Ahmed Khan Leghari, Tariq MahmoodAbstractA p-type transition metal oxide, copper oxide (CuO) was modified with nitrogen doped carbon quantum dots (NCQDs) to fabricate an effective CuO/NCQDs solar driven photo catalyst. The fabrication of single phase monoclinic CuO was confirmed by XRD. SEM images showed the leaf like morphology for CuO which appeared rough and densely packed in CuO/NCQDs composites. TEM images of CuO/NCQDs shows slightly distorted nano-leaves with NCQ...
Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Maladie à IGG4. Rev Med Interne. 2019 Sep;40S:S7-S9 Authors: Saadoun D, Desbois AC PMID: 31627802 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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