Emergency case survival rates are worst in South
Patient survival rates for emergency cases such as heart attack and stroke have improved across the country, according to a study — but are still worst in the South.
The first phase of preliminary data from the Siren Study compares patient admission and outcome figures for two periods, 2000-2006, and 2007 to the end of 2012.
By comparing the total number of emergency deaths per 10,000 of the population, it has found survival rates improved in every region of the country.
Source: Irishexamine Website

Jumptrading, OSF, Northwestern seek to improve sepsis survival in rural hospitals with $750,000 grant
Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, OSF HealthCare and Northwestern University have been awarded a $750,000, three-year grant to study how on-site simulation and telehealth may improve critical care outcomes for patients with sepsis in rural hospitals.
The grant was awarded by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Sepsis is a huge problem in hospitals throughout the United States,” said Denise Molina-Weiger, writing and blog coordinator for Jump Simulation in Peoria. “It costs hospitals a lot of money.”
Source: Pjstar Website

10 million people facing food emergency in Ethiopia as El Nino bites
The toll from Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years is escalating, with officials dramatically increasing their estimate for the number of people facing critical food shortages.
Two months ago the Ethiopian government said about 8.2 million people would be in need of emergency food assistance in 2016, but this week it lifted the estimate to 10.1 million. Aid agency Save the Children estimates about 5.75 million Ethiopian children will be affected by the worsening food crisis.
Source: Smh Website

Do you have and emergency survival kit?
The New Yorker’s viral July article has a lot of people talking about emergency preparation. If an earthquake (or any other national disaster) strikes the Pacific Northwest, will you and your family be prepared?
As a rule of thumb for planning an emergency survival kit, remember that the federal government expects the public to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. In case of catastrophe (note: the “big one), help or rescue may not even arrive until then. Having basic supplies ready is key in this scenario.
Source: Kirotv Website

Campers have an edge when it comes to city emergencies
The recent devastating windstorm in Washington became a serious matter of survival, especially for people who had trees falling through their roofs.
Otherwise, most inland Northwesters simply coped with the widespread power outage as though it was another family trek to the lake or into the mountains.
Call it “camping in.” They unloaded refrigerator contents into coolers. They fired up barbecues and camp cooking gear and carried on.
Source: Bendbulletin Website