Prehospital Cath Lab Activation
Dec 1, 2017 -- In Nebraska, Lincoln Fire & Rescue found that prehospital cardiac catheterization laboratory activation in patients suffering a witnessed shockable cardiac arrest improves survival.
Rural Ambulance Services Obtain Life-saving Technology
Nov 29, 2017 -- Washington County Ambulance Service has received a LUCAS®
3, a chest compression device. All ambulances in the county
now have one of the devices, as well as the emergency room
in the Washington County Hospital.
Rescue Takes Part in SIM-NE Training
Nov 23, 2017 -- Ashland Rescue Department members go through training in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Simulation in Motion Nebraska (SIM-NE) customized truck.
Cities Achieve Cardiac Ready Designation
Sep 8, 2017 -- The Rugby, Mayville-Portland, and Valley City communities recently achieved the Cardiac Ready Community designation which will be valid for three years.
Rugby Achieves Cardiac Ready Community Designation
Sep 2, 2017 -- Rugby has achieved the Cardiac Ready Community designation, a community-led initiative that seeks to prepare the entire community to be ready to aid anyone in need of assistance in the event of a heart-related emergency.
Waverly Fire Receives Equipment Donation
Oct 26, 2016 -- Waverly Volunteer Fire Chief Aaron Hummel shows how the
LUCAS® 2 works. Waverly received the machine that will be
used in performing CPR on patients through a grant.
Many Links in Chain that Helped Berg Pull Through
Oct 26, 2016 -- Rural ambulance services such as the one in Ashby, have
been granted some vital and expensive pieces of equipment
from the Helmsley Foundation. Two such pieces are the
LIFEPAK 15 cardiac monitor and defibrillator and the LUCAS®
2 chest compression system. Both pieces of equipment were
used on Berg following his cardiac arrest.
Lt. Gov. Foley Provides Update on LUCAS® 2
May 18, 2016 -- Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley announced that at least 16 lives have been saved in the year since Nebraska emergency medical services and hospitals received the Physio-Control LUCAS® 2 chest compression system.
A Robotic Life-Saver Named LUCAS® 2
May 3, 2016 -- This is LUCAS® 2. The robotic replacement for chest compressions. A $4 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust is giving one of these to every ambulance and emergency service in Minnesota.
SEMC Receives LUCAS® 2 Mechanical CPR Device
Apr 29, 2016 -- The Minnesota Department of Health/Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, on behalf of the Leona M. and Harry B. Charitable Trust, recently provided Sleepy Eye Medical Center a LUCAS® 2 mechanical CPR device.
Cardiac Ready Communities Program
Apr 21, 2016 -- Cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the United States, so health officials in Montana want communities to be prepared to help those experiencing this type of health emergency.
Helmsley Gift Will Enhance Cardiac Readiness
Feb 10, 2016 -- The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
has received a gift of $3.2 million from The Leona M. and
Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to implement a
three-year Cardiac Ready Communities initiative in Montana.
Iowa Receives Grant for Mechanical CPR Devices
Jan 29, 2016 -- A $6.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust could improve the outcomes of Iowans experiencing cardiac arrest, especially those living in rural areas of the state.
MMC’s Critical Care Designation Benefits Community
Dec 2, 2015 -- Nursing is a job that requires organization and dedication
and the nursing staff at Marias Medical Center has shown
this time and again, most recently by being a designated
critical care facility for a third year.
Devices Improve CPR in the Field
Nov 26, 2015 -- Local firefighters and emergency medical technicians
respond to dozens of calls each year, and many of the calls
are for heart attacks.
Emergency Responders Get Help From Helmsley Trust
Nov 4, 2015 -- Emergency responders, like anyone else, tire quickly when
performing CPR but thanks to a well-known charitable trust
new technology is already saving lives during cardiac
arrest transports in Nebraska.
York General Hospital, York Fire Receive Life-Saving Equipment
Oct 24, 2015 -- York General Hospital and the York Fire Department each
recently received a LUCAS® 2 Chest Compression System
thanks to a $5.9 million dollar grant awarded to the
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to
purchase these devices statewide.
Community Memorial Hospital Employs Grant, Improves Efficiency of CPR
Oct 15, 2015 -- Immediate, effective CPR can be crucial to survival in an
emergency. Thanks to a generous grant, the Syracuse Rescue
Squad and Community Memorial Hospital recently acquired a
device that will help rescuers and hospital personnel
perform CPR even more efficiently.
Resuscitation Becomes Automated at Ringdahl
Oct 2, 2015 -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a mainstay of any first
responder’s training, but local medical personnel are
getting a new method to deliver that life-saving care to
someone undergoing a cardiac arrest.
Panhandle Hospitals Receive Life-Saving Devices
Sep 29, 2015 -- More than 55 trainees from 15 hospitals, fire crews and EMS
squads gathered in the Regional West Sorensen Education
Center for training on how to use their new LUCAS® 2 chest
CPR Machines Arrive in Beatrice
Sep 23, 2015 -- Members of the Beatrice Fire and Rescue Department began
training with a new CPR device Wednesday that will help
increase survival rates for patients in cardiac arrest.
Rescuers Get New Aid in Battle to Save Lives
Sep 16, 2015 -- Judy Beard, left, a registered nurse with the
Physio-Control company, demonstrates a LUCAS unit, a device
that standardizes CPR chest compressions in lifesaving
situations, at a training session attended by personnel
from 12 area fire departments at CHI Health Midlands in
Papillion on Tuesday.
Bigfork Valley Receives LUCAS® 2 Device
Sep 4, 2015 -- Bigfork Valley Hospital recently received a LUCAS® 2
mechanical CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) device from
the Minnesota Department of Health/Office of Rural Health
& Primary Care on behalf of The Leona M. and Harry B.
Helmsley Charitable Trust.
DPHHS Starts Distribution of LUCAS® 2 Devices
Aug 19, 2015 -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced this week that several
south eastern Montana communities have received 12
life-saving automatic chest compression devices as part of
the state’s new three-year Cardiac Ready Communities
Powers Lake to Become Cardiac Ready
Jul 3, 2015 -- Powers Lake is preparing to become the first in the state
of North Dakota to become a "Cardiac Ready Community" as
designated by the North Dakota Department of Health.
Powers Lake Prepares to Become 1st Cardiac Ready Community
Jun 25, 2015 -- Citizens of Powers Lake turned out in droves Wednesday
night to celebrate the kick-off of their preparing to
become the first community in North Dakota to be designated
a “Cardiac Ready Community” by the North Dakota Department
New CPR Device Could Save Lives, Nebraska
May 30, 2015 -- Recently, the State of Nebraska Department of Health and
Human Services EMS Program applied for and received a
nearly $6 million grant to provide potentially lifesaving
devices to 359 ambulance services and 82 rural hospitals.
Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care
Sep 1, 2014 -- CPR is an initialism most people recognize. It stands for
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which when performed
efficiently, saves lives of those suffering a cardiac
South Dakota Receives Grant For Improved Cardiac Care
Nov 6, 2013 -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that South Dakota has
received $3.7 million in funding over three years from The
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to purchase
lifesaving equipment that can increase survival rates from
sudden cardiac arrest.
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