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Israel: Method for Resuscitating Cardiac Arrest Victims Used in MDA Courses, but not Known by Health Ministry


A new technique developed at the University of Arizona School of Medicine to revive victims of cardiac arrest without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is sweeping the world and saving lives. But although Magen David Adom has begun to teach its medics how to use the Chest-Compression-Only Resuscitation (CCOR) technique which can be performed after watching a short video, senior Health Ministry officials were unaware of it, and the public has not been informed. Unlike regular cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, in which the rescuer alternates between 30 chest compressions and two breaths by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – which has been taught in
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Israel: Home Front Command Simulates Chemical Missile Attack on Tel Aviv


The IDF Home Front Command launched a 3-day exercise on July 23 Tuesday simulating a chemical and conventional missile attack on Tel Aviv. The drill, which concludes on July 25 Thursday, was planned last year, and is unrelated to any current events. On July 24 Wednesday, the Home Front Command will conduct a drill simulating chemical missile attacks on the IDF’s headquarters at the Kirya in Tel Aviv and on 2 east Tel Aviv residential neighborhoods, Bitzron and Ramat Yisrael. The drill will include voluntary evacuations of residents who agree to cooperate in the exercise. The Home Front Command will initiate emergency radio transmission
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Israel: NBC News in Awe of Israeli Medics in Philippines


Mactan: I’ve Always Been Fascinated by how well the Israeli defense Force, otherwise known as the IDF, delivers emergency response medical care in extremely poor conditions. My first experience with the IDF was in Haiti after the devastation of the earthquake there. They were remarkable then, triaging and treating patients in the midst of the devastation. I wondered if they had found their way here -- so we set off to find them. And when we did, it was in a place we least expected The IDF had selected Bogo, a small village on the northern island of Mactan, to establish its emergency response center. Bogo had been hard hit by the devast
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Israel: Magen David Adom EMS Preparing for Snow


The Magen David Adom emergency medical service is preparing for impending snow, rain and heavy winds Thursday and Friday (December 12-13). Extra workers and back-up volunteers are on duty for any possible emergency. Last year's snowfall brought both smiles and playfulness as well as downed trees and some damaged cars and buildings. By the next day virtually all the snow had melted.
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Israel: Israeli, Palestinian Officials to Coordinate Civilian Emergency Responses


Israeli and Palestinian officials held a meeting in Hebron this week, the first of its kind, to improve joint coordination in responding to civilian emergencies such as fires and accidents, and to figure out ways to protect the local environment together. The understandings reached by the participants found expression already on December 12 Thursday, when 2 Palestinian bulldozers joined Israeli bulldozers in clearing routes 36 and 60 after a heavy snow storm blocked the 2 roads that serve Palestinian and Israeli drivers.
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