Tags: medical

Machines Saving Lives: Taking Cardiac Emergency Aid to the Next Level

Barrow, Ga.- Barrow County Emergency Service’s (EMS) new team member isn’t human – it’s a machine. The department has purchased seven LUCASä2 automatic chest compression devices to give patients improved odds of survival in a cardiac emergency. The machines provide automatic continuous CPR for patients in cardiac arrest. EMS Capt. Heath Williams says that paramedics…

Athens Regional Trains for Disaster

Athens Regional will complete its training for mass casualty events, this afternoon in its medical services building. This training is being conducted by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation Advanced Disaster Life Support class. These classes are developed by four academic centers – one of them the University of Georgia. Exercise coordinator Jim Zerylnick says “you…

What vaccines are doing for public health

By Abby Jessen Vaccines are improving public health, and experts from the UGA College of Public Health and Athens Regional have teamed up to talk about it on Wednesday night. They will explain the reasons for and science behind vaccine use, address vaccination safety, and discuss the role vaccines have played in protecting public health. Dr. José…