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2011-03-08 15:00:00

Study Highlights: -- Video training as brief as one minute led to participants being more likely to give hands-only CPR, at a rate and compression depth significantly closer to the ideal than those with no training. DALLAS, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study participants who viewed a brief hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video were more likely to attempt CPR, and perform better quality CPR in an emergency than participants who did not view the short videos,...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the catastrophic athletic injuries and illnesses among athletes in New Jersey, the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) holds it 25th annual educational conference. Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) March 5, 2011 A group of leading medical experts to in the field of catastrophic athletic injuries and illnesses presented the latest in science and practical management techniques, at the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) 25th Annual...

2011-01-04 11:13:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts agree: Proper training is vital for individuals whose careers may require them to provide emergency care. As the leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) courses and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) courses, as well as other continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, Health Education Solutions today released a new 'What the Experts Have to Say' Special Section. This series of articles and podcasts,...

2011-01-04 00:00:38

New guidelines released by the American Heart Association recommend that the three steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be rearranged.The new first step is doing chest compressions instead of first establishing the airway and then doing mouth to mouth. The new guidelines apply to adults, children, and infants but exclude newborns. The old way was A-B-C for airway, breathing and compressions. The new way is C-A-B "” for compressions, airway, and breathing. San Francisco, CA...

2010-12-08 17:12:00

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Help Focus Attention on Thousands of Needless and Preventable Deaths Each Year SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Citizen CPR Foundation: What: To mark the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), 50 cardiac arrest survivors along with rescuers and CPR instructors, are being brought together at a special event to focus on the heroism of the citizens who provided CPR and...

2010-12-07 10:15:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help the increasing number of emergency services professionals, or those considering entering the field, learn more about first responder training, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification, pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification, and career...

2010-12-02 09:43:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) with prestigious co-sponsor organizations and community members have a mission to save lives and treat sudden cardiac arrest by encouraging citizen and community action in 2011 and beyond. The non-profit organization is launching a national call to action at its upcoming Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conference on December 7-11 in San Diego. The goal of the new awareness initiative is to...

2010-11-16 08:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In cardiac emergencies, rescuers performing CPR should do chest compressions first. That's the most important change in new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, recently announced by the American Heart Association (AHA). Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who helped develop the new recommendations discussed the changes in the life-saving emergency technique at the AHA Scientific Sessions in Chicago on Monday...

2010-11-15 15:45:04

While automated external defibrillators improve survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, an analysis of data indicates their use for cardiac arrest in a hospital does not result in an improved rate of survival, according to a study in the November 17 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early online because it will be presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting. Use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has been proposed as a strategy to reduce times to...

2010-11-11 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI), a worldwide leader in defibrillation technology, today announced that its entire line of emergency care and resuscitation solutions supports the newly updated American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) has also released its Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 and Philips supports...


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