News Article | April 17, 2017
Accomplished Emergency Manager, consultant and author Joseph Pred has been named EMS Program Director at Unitek Education. Joseph Pred brings more than 20 years of EMS services, management and leadership experience to his role as EMS Program Director. In addition to expanding and improving the already successful academic programs at Unitek Education, Pred will focus on achieving the highest levels of academic excellence, student service, and graduate success. Most recently, Pred served as CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS) in San Francisco. The company provides consulting in emergency and risk management, EMS, curriculum development, safety, government relations, compliance and management. Pred also managed a team of 60 emergency staff, including EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors and Dispatchers. In a prior role, Pred founded the Burning Man Emergency Service Department and then served as its Operations Chief for 13 years. The Burning Man ESD is a ground-breaking organization with more than 100 managers and 1,000 staff charged with planning and overseeing all emergency services for a temporary city of 68,000 with a very risk-tolerant and austere environment. The organization is widely regarded as a best-in-class structure for a mass gathering event. Over the course of his career, Pred’s credentials have included: Joseph Pred is an author of several books, including the highly regarded “Emergency Survival Manual,” from Outdoor Life magazine. The book covers 294 life-saving skills for emergency and disaster preparedness, such as floods and treating burns and broken bones. Pred also regularly speaks at conferences on matters of emergency management, public safety, and temporary mass gatherings. Notably he is speaking at the 2017 SXSW conference later this month. Unitek Education is a cutting-edge licensed vocational school that prepares students to become skilled EMT professionals to meet the rising demand for experts in this field. Unitek Education provides workshop-style training that emphasizes hands-on application of classroom knowledge to real-world challenges. Unitek Education programs include: EMT Boot Camp, EMT Refresher, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Course, Basic Life Support Course, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, among others.
News Article | May 6, 2017
HAMDEN, CT, May 06, 2017-- Donald George Cofrancesco has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.All Around Town Home Care, Inc., where he has been since 2013. In these roles, he is able to provide outstanding services in the home care industry. He started his career as a Research Assistant at the Yale School of Medicine, and, subsequently, he joined such institutions as Golden Manor Convalescent Home, West Haven Nursing Center, Independence Manor, Hillside Manor, Project Care, Inc., and Coe Enterprises, LLC in various administrative roles. Mr. Cofrancesco was an Assistant Administrator and Lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine from 1990-2000.An alumnus of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of New Haven, and Yale University, Mr. Cofrancesco holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Life Sciences, a Master of Arts in Gerontology (Administrative Studies) and a Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration). Additionally, he is a certified Reiki Master, and licensed Nursing Home Administrator in CT. Throughout his career, he has been recognized many times for his work. Notably, in 1983, he was recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men in America.Mr. Cofrancesco served his community as a member of the Human Services Commission for the Town of Hamden, CT, and served as its' Vice Chair and Chair for a number of years. He also represented Hamden as a Board Member of the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD).As his main avocation, Mr. Cofrancesco possesses a General Class License in Amateur Radio and is a Life Member in the American Radio Relay League. He is also a member of the Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) and a Certified Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service.As a member of CT ARES, Mr. Cofrancesco served as the Public Information Officer for Region 2 and also served as the Emergency Coordinator for Emergency Communications for the QVHD.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
Althaus F.,University of Lausanne |
Guyot S.,Emergency Service |
Trueb L.,Emergency Service |
Moschetti K.,Technology Assessment Unit UET |
And 3 more authors.
European Journal of Emergency Medicine | Year: 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the demographic, social and medical characteristics, and healthcare use of highly frequent users of a university hospital emergency department (ED) in Switzerland. METHODS: A retrospective consecutive case series was performed. We included all highly frequent users, defined as patients attending the ED 12 times or more within a calendar year (1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009). We collected their characteristics and calculated a score of accumulation of risk factors of vulnerability. RESULTS: Highly frequent users comprised 0.1% of ED patients, and they accounted for 0.8% of all ED attendances (23 patients, 425 attendances). Of all highly frequent users, 87% had a primary care practitioner, 82.6% were unemployed, 73.9% were socially isolated, and 60.9% had a mental health or substance use primary diagnosis. One-third had attempted suicide during study period, all of them being women. They were often admitted (24.0% of attendances), and only 8.7% were uninsured. On average, they cumulated 3.3 different risk factors of vulnerability (SD 1.4). CONCLUSION: Highly frequent users of a Swiss academic ED are a highly vulnerable population. They are in poor health and accumulate several risk factors of being even in poorer health. The small number of patients and their high level of insurance coverage make it particularly feasible to design a specific intervention to approach their needs, in close collaboration with their primary care practitioner. Elaboration of the intervention should focus on social reinsertion and risk-reduction strategies with regard to substance use, hospital admissions and suicide. © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
PubMed | University of Basel, Ospedale Regionale and Emergency Service
Type: | Journal: BMC infectious diseases | Year: 2016
Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is a neglected disease that has been restricted to East Africa for many decades. Several cases in refugees from the Horn of Africa have been recently diagnosed in four European countries.We report four additional cases of LBRF in asylum seekers from Somalia and Eritrea who presented with fever shortly after arriving in Switzerland during a seven-month period. Multiple spirochetes were visualized on stained blood films which were identified as Borrelia recurrentis by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. All patients recovered after antibiotic treatment with ceftriaxone and/or doxycycline. Concurrent infections (malaria and tuberculosis) were diagnosed in half of our patients. Possible modes of transmission and preventive measures are discussed.These reported cases highlight the ongoing transmission of LBRF in migrants from East Africa. Diagnosis of LBRF cases and prevention of autochthonous transmission in asylum seeker camps are important steps for the near future.
PubMed | University of Lausanne, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Anaesthesiology Service and Emergency Service
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Anaesthesia | Year: 2016
Up to 75% of pre-hospital trauma patients experience moderate to severe pain but this is often poorly recognised and treated with insufficient analgesia. Using multi-level logistic regression analysis, we aimed to identify the determinants of pre-hospital analgesia administration and choice of analgesic agent in a single helicopter-based emergency medical service, where available analgesic drugs were fentanyl and ketamine. Of the 1156 patients rescued for isolated limb injury, 657 (57%) received analgesia. Mean (SD) initial pain scores (as measured by a numeric rating scale) were 2.8 (1.8), 3.3 (1.6) and 7.4 (2.0) for patients who did not receive, declined, and received analgesia, respectively (p < 0.001). Fentanyl as a single agent, ketamine in combination with fentanyl and ketamine as a single agent were used in 533 (84%), 94 (14%) and 10 (2%) patients, respectively. A high initial on-scene pain score and a presumptive diagnosis of fracture were the main determinants of analgesia administration. Fentanyl was preferred for paediatric patients and ketamine was preferentially administered for severe pain by physicians who had more medical experience or had trained in anaesthesia.
Lacroix L.,Emergency Service |
Fluss J.,University of Geneva |
Gervaix A.,Emergency Service |
Korff C.M.,University of Geneva
Epilepsia | Year: 2011
The use of rescue benzodiazepines in the management of seizures is widely accepted in emergency pediatric practice. They can, however, cause severe side effects, such as respiratory depression. We describe five patients who presented with severe respiratory depression following benzodiazepine administration for seizures with autonomic manifestations. We also discuss the relationship between the complications observed in our patients and the rescue treatment. A reduction in the dosage of benzodiazepines in the setting of epileptic patients with predominant autonomic symptoms may need to be considered. © 2011 International League Against Epilepsy.
News Article | November 22, 2016
Mold Removal Doctor Austin announced today they would donate $19 per sale of all their sales to help WinSCP users will be able to get it for FREE. Mold Removal Doctor Austin owner William White says they’ve always admired the WinSCP and the work they do helping WinSCP users will be able to get it for FREE. He said they’re thrilled to be able to give to an organisation that has given so much and done so much good over the years. He said anyone who purchases Mold Removal Doctor services will now know not only do they get the best from Inspection and Remediation of Commercial and Residential Homes they’ll also be helping WinSCP users will be able to get it for FREE. About Mold Removal Doctor Austin: They were founded in 2014 in Houston and have been slowly expanding through the suburbs to Austin. They are known for quality service at a reasonable price. They have 24/7 Emergency Service and use the latest Remediation and Inspection technology. They have a response time of 24 hours or less from call to remediation/inspection. Mold Removal Doctor has no hidden charges. They give a thorough Inspection and can provide quality Removal or Remediation services on the spot or recommend a reputable third party to help with removal. If there is an insurance claim, they will work with the insurance company first. Their Technicians are both Bonded and Licensed with the state. They specialize in Black Mold detection and removal. If it is late at night or on the weekend and can’t wait for the other companies to open, their phones are always manned. Call them at any time. Mold Removal Doctor Austin was founded in 2014 and serves the Mold Remediation and Mold Inspection Austin industry. It is known for Superb Remediation Work done 24/7. For more information, please visit http://moldremovaldoctor.com
News Article | December 17, 2016
–This week, the Paso Robles heater repair experts at Cristal Air published a list of their top 5 tips for preparing for winter heating needs. Cristal Air & Emergency Service provides key insights into how residents of Paso Robles can stay warm on those cold winter nights and early foggy mornings, when central heating is the most important. Cristal is available five days a week, as well as nights and weekends for emergency service. Be sure to follow these simple tips as we go into winter: Tip #1 USE NATURAL LIGHT—During the day, open the curtains on south-facing windows to allow sunlight to naturally heat home, and close them at night to reduce the chill that may be felt from cold windows. Tip #2 AVOID THE DRAFT!—Be sure to cover drafty windows by using a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration. Tip #3 INSULATE—Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing. Tip #4 REGULATE YOUR THERMOSTAT—Adjust the temperature on the thermostat as low as is comfortable. When occupants are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours and save around 10-percent a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back the temperature. Tip #5 JOIN THE SEAL TEAM—Find and seal links around utility cut-throughs for pipes ("plumbing penetrations"), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows. SCHEDULE A SERVICE CALL Maintain a heating system by scheduling a service call. Maintenance is required to keep the heating system operating efficiently. With respect to furnaces, we recommend replacing the furnace filter once a month or as needed.
News Article | November 4, 2016
Baton Rouge, LA, November 04, 2016 --( Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge is a full service garage door company specializing in garage door repair, new garage door installment, and repair and replacement of garage door openers. This location proudly services customers in the following counties: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Congratulations to Stephanie Sharp and Bobby Boes, owners of Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge. Stephanie and Bobby are also the owners of PDS Mobile/Gulfport and Pensacola/Panama City. They have built great teams and customer satisfaction in these markets, and looks forward to doing the same in Baton Rouge. Stephanie states, “We’re excited to bring Precision’s outstanding service and premium products to the consumers in the Baton Rouge area.” When a customer calls Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge, the call will be answered by a live operator and an appointment will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the customer. “Make the right decision. Call Precision.” - Outstanding Warranty - Qualified Garage Door Technicians - No Overtime Charge for Evenings & Weekends - Emergency Service 24/7 - All Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit the website for more information, coupons and special discount offers. www.precisiondoorbatonrouge.com Phone: 225-412-8300 About Precision Door Service With over 80 locations servicing more than 1000 doors per day, Precision Door Service is the nation’s leading garage door repair company. Precision Door Service provides consumers the highest levels of customer service and value for all garage door needs, specializing in garage door repair, new garage door installment, and repair of garage door openers. The Precision Door Service mission is to provide outstanding garage door repair service and complete customer satisfaction. “We fix garage doors right!” Baton Rouge, LA, November 04, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Precision Door Service corporate is very pleased to announce the November 1, 2016 opening of Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge.Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge is a full service garage door company specializing in garage door repair, new garage door installment, and repair and replacement of garage door openers. This location proudly services customers in the following counties: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.Congratulations to Stephanie Sharp and Bobby Boes, owners of Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge. Stephanie and Bobby are also the owners of PDS Mobile/Gulfport and Pensacola/Panama City. They have built great teams and customer satisfaction in these markets, and looks forward to doing the same in Baton Rouge. Stephanie states, “We’re excited to bring Precision’s outstanding service and premium products to the consumers in the Baton Rouge area.”When a customer calls Precision Door Service of Baton Rouge, the call will be answered by a live operator and an appointment will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the customer.“Make the right decision. Call Precision.”- Outstanding Warranty- Qualified Garage Door Technicians- No Overtime Charge for Evenings & Weekends- Emergency Service 24/7- All Major Credit Cards AcceptedVisit the website for more information, coupons and special discount offers.www.precisiondoorbatonrouge.comPhone: 225-412-8300About Precision Door ServiceWith over 80 locations servicing more than 1000 doors per day, Precision Door Service is the nation’s leading garage door repair company. Precision Door Service provides consumers the highest levels of customer service and value for all garage door needs, specializing in garage door repair, new garage door installment, and repair of garage door openers.The Precision Door Service mission is to provide outstanding garage door repair service and complete customer satisfaction. “We fix garage doors right!” Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Precision Door Service
News Article | February 15, 2017
A personal/medical safety device widely available to consumers of all ages, sizes and genders with no monthly fee may sound too good to be true…but, it is for real! Today Stealth Technologies, Inc. (STTH), a technology company that develops products for personal and financial protection, announced the widespread availability of its 911 HelpNow™ http://www.911helpnow.com (promo code HELP20 for an introductory 20% discount) life protecting personal and medical safety device. With one touch of a button and no monthly or hidden fees, 911 HelpNow™ immediately connects the user to the nearest 911 emergency operator and automatically opens up a two-way communication. 911 HelpNow™ had previously only been available through an exclusive agreement with a direct response retailer where a total of 64,000 were sold. With today’s announcement, consumers will have broader access to the device at the 911helpnow.com promo code HELP20 web site with retail availability to follow. In the United States, every 11 seconds a senior adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall; every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten, and statistics show finding an abducted or missing child within the first 3 hours significantly increases the chances of reuniting and surviving. 911 HelpNow™ can help in these and many other situations. To see the 911 HelpNow video of the unit in action, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM1Pwzx23K4 911 HelpNow™ is a comprehensive emergency alert system designed to fit today’s active consumer lifestyle, anytime, anywhere for a one-time purchase cost of $149.99 with no recurring monthly charge (20% discount on purchase with promo code HELP20). 911 HelpNow™ can save users hundreds of dollars annually and provides 24/7 emergency response from the closest 911 operator, 2-way voice communication activated by a "one touch" emergency button, splash resistant packaging and is powered by the convenience of AAA batteries. The emergency alert system is with the user anywhere he or she wants to go…in the car, walking through a dark parking lot at the mall, while out for a jog, or simply at home. “We all worry about our loved ones young and elderly. 911 HelpNow™ allows a user the freedom of on the go, two- way voice communication to 911 Emergency Service providers with the simple press of a button,” said Brian McFadden, CEO of Stealth Technologies and the creator or the device. “We worked to make 911 HelpNow™ as affordable as possible so everyone everywhere can feel more secure in case of an emergency.” About Stealth Technologies, Inc. Stealth Technologies Inc. is an innovative company with a portfolio of products and intellectual property that solve some of the most challenging issues in security and personal protection facing us today. The Company has developed a suite of products to protect against “electronic pickpockets,” emergency response latency, credit fraud protection and cell phone data protection. The Company also has several other products under development and is exploring potential military applications of its proprietary technologies. About 911 HelpNow™ A comprehensive medical alert system designed to fit comfortably into your current lifestyle. Our simple design allows a user one touch voice communication with 911 Emergency Service Providers all without a monthly recurring fee. For more information about 911 HelpNow™, visuals, testimonials from users and for an opportunity to test drive a unit for yourself for a limited period, please contact Shep Doniger at sdoniger(at)bdcginc(dot)com or 561-637-5750. Test product availability is limited and will be addressed based on a first come, first serve basis.