Category Archives: Studies

Glass intact assures safe cervical spine protocol

April 30th, 2013 by

Selective cervical spine immobilization performed by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is being utilized with increasing frequency. These protocols, although very sensitive, still include subjective data such as “mild cervical discomfort.” The aim of this study is to create an objective clinical decision rule that would enhance the selective approach for cervical spine immobilization in patients aged 16-60 years.


Should we use lights and sirens?

April 3rd, 2013 by

Monoc released this PSA:


Alberta Health to trial CPR Cards

November 27th, 2012 by

21 Nov 12

CALGARY – An international research project to determine whether new technology can help save children’s lives during cardiac emergencies is being led through a partnership between Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary.

Video: CPR Card

Source: Alberta Health Services

May 1 2012: New Study Launches in Toronto

June 19th, 2012 by

Continuous Chest Compressions is the latest buzz word in the First Aid community. The major players such as St John Ambulance and Heart and Stroke have begun to change their protocols to reflect recent recommendations.

Even though the transition stage has begun, Sunnybrook and Toronto Fire Services have teamed up in a study for continuous compressions.

The following video demonstrates the new study standard. Please note that this is a study explicitly done through Toronto Fire and Sunnybrook. As of this post, this is not the recommended method and does not supersede formal training:

Toronto Fire Service ROC Sunnybrook CCC Study

Researchers design Alzheimer’s antibodies

December 11th, 2011 by

A surprisingly simple method to target harmful proteins

Troy, N.Y. – Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease. The surprisingly simple process was used to make antibodies that neutralize the harmful protein particles that lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

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