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Tailored medical distribution software launched
Tailored medical distribution software launched

SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...

6 Sep 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered
HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered

The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered...

11 Aug 2017

WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch
WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation...

17 Jul 2017

Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?
Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...

14 Jun 2017

Satellifes at night.
Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Intercare opens urgent care facility
Intercare opens urgent care facility

Internationally, the cost effective and flexible nature of urgent care centres is attracting sizable patient pools...

7 Nov 2016

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World's first drones for medical supplies launched in Rwanda

The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...

By Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016

Technological partnership speeds up emergency response
Technological partnership speeds up emergency response

CenHealth has partnered with emergency services provider, ER24 to use technology to speed up emergency response...

10 Dec 2015

Wound care product reduces costs, time
Wound care product reduces costs, time

A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...

20 Nov 2015

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations
Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015

New training methods for disaster management

A new way of training those working in disaster management is being forged through a partnership between the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Department of Emergency Medical Care (EMC) and Rescue South Africa...

9 Jun 2015

Road closures ahead of SONA
Road closures ahead of SONA

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in areas surrounding Parliament for today's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Lt Gen Solomon Makgale, said yesterday...

12 Feb 2015

Strokes - treatable and preventable
Strokes - treatable and preventable

A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial as early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications...

11 Dec 2014

Ambulances need to comply with new regulations
Ambulances need to comply with new regulations

Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.

29 Jul 2014

Scarce nursing skills prompts SA to recruit from India
Scarce nursing skills prompts SA to recruit from India

The Life Health Group has recruited 58 specialist nurses from India to serve two-year contracts at its facilities across the country.

15 Jul 2014

Medic Alert bracelets can save lives in food allergy attacks
Medic Alert bracelets can save lives in food allergy attacks

Food allergy reactions can be life threatening and have far-reaching effects on children, their families, schools or early care and education programmes they attend. It is therefore important to know about allergies and to promote the use of Medic Alert Foundation bracelets.

31 Mar 2014

Cancer claims are on the rise, says Liberty
Cancer claims are on the rise, says Liberty

Liberty Holdings paid R2.7bn in claims last year compared with about R2.3bn in 2012‚ with cancer contributing the largest sums in the natural causes segment‚ it said last week.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 24 Mar 2014

December road death toll 'highest in history'
December road death toll 'highest in history'

The daily death toll from 1 December to 30 December is "the highest in history", claims driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones.

3 Jan 2014

Short intervention can help patients with substance, behavioral problems
Short intervention can help patients with substance, behavioral problems

A brief 5 to 10 minute intervention in an emergency department can provide effective help to patients with substance and behavioral problems, and should be broadly implemented, say the authors of a new Yale study. Their recommendations appear in the December issue of Health Affairs.

By Helen Dodson 10 Dec 2013

Medics make easy prey for gangsters
Medics make easy prey for gangsters

Cape Town paramedics are being robbed at gunpoint by criminals who attack them while they work to try and save lives.

8 Jul 2013

CPR saves teenager's life

First aid could be the single most important thing you ever learn

5 Jul 2013

Poor state of military health service
Poor state of military health service

The breakdown of the military ambulance transporting former president Nelson Mandela to hospital showed the poor state of the military health service, the DA said on Sunday (23 June).

24 Jun 2013

Complex vascular surgery performed at Rustenberg hospital
Complex vascular surgery performed at Rustenberg hospital

After an intricate vascular medical procedure performed at the Netcare Ferncrest Hospital in Rustenburg last week, 68-year-old Johannes Kloppers now has a functioning heart. Kloppers had three aneurisms along his aorta, needing extensive surgery but this was not a safe option, given his weakened condition.

18 Jun 2013

14 die on roads in Western Cape
14 die on roads in Western Cape

Easter weekend road deaths in the Western Cape decreased from 20 last year to just 14 this year‚ the provincial government said on Monday (7 April).

By Bekezela Phakathi 9 Apr 2013

No seat belts - expect a hefty fine
No seat belts - expect a hefty fine

A national clamp down is in the way aimed at ensuring all people in vehicles use safety belts, Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Monday (7 April).

9 Apr 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Pretoria train crash - cable theft the cause?
Pretoria train crash - cable theft the cause?

Two passenger trains packed with communters and school children collided near outside Pretoria on Thursday (31 January). At least two people died, 19 were in a critical condition and more than 150 people were hospitalised,

1 Feb 2013

Doctors up in arms over council's tariff guidelines

Private sector doctors and dentists have criticised tariff guidelines published by the Health Professions Council of SA last week as unscientific and out of kilter with the reality of running a healthcare business.

14 Aug 2012

Key factors linked to lower death rates among patients with heart attacks
Key factors linked to lower death rates among patients with heart attacks

Reviewing heart attack cases during monthly meetings with emergency medical services and maintaining a positive working environment are two of the relatively inexpensive strategies that can reduce mortality rates among patients with heart attacks, Yale researchers report in a study published in the May issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

By Karen N. Peart 2 May 2012

Early administration of GIK solution lessens severity of heart attacks
Early administration of GIK solution lessens severity of heart attacks

USA: A national study under the direction of a Yale physician, involving Yale-New Haven Hospital and New Haven-area paramedics and EMTs, has shown that patients suffering heart attack symptoms who receive early administration of a glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) solution suffer less-severe heart attacks and fewer cardiac arrests or deaths.

By Helen Dodson 3 Apr 2012

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