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2010-11-04 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association has merged two of its premier quality improvement programs to help providers reduce disability and death from in-hospital cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Get With The Guidelines(®)-Resuscitation - a combination of the association's National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR(®)) and Get With The Guidelines(®) - will arm hospitals with...

2010-10-21 09:03:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The American Heart Association is changing the ABCs of CPR in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. It is now recommending that chest compressions be the first step for everyday people and professional rescuers reviving victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The association said the A-B-Cs (Airway- Breathing- Compressions) will be changed to C-A-B (Compressions- Airway- Breathing). "For more than 40...

2010-10-18 18:15:15

Elsevier announces the publication of the 2010 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines in the journal Resuscitation. These guidelines are based on an extensive international review of all the science supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the 2010 International Consensus on CPR Science, which is also published in the current issue of Resuscitation. This year is the 50th anniversary of CPR. Throughout Europe, each year, about 500,000 people have an out-of-hospital sudden...

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2010-10-18 10:10:00

The American Heart Association released new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines on Monday, placing a greater emphasis on the use of chest compressions and advising would-be rescuers to not stop and listen for breathing before beginning the procedure. The new guidelines, which have been published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, move away from the organization's long-utilized "ABCs of CPR" method. The "ABC" method, which stood for...

2010-10-17 23:30:00

Please find an electronic press kit that includes a stats/fact sheet, chart of key changes, steps of CPR, CPR graphic and survivor stories at this link: http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_CPR/. Statement Highlights: - The 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC update the 2005 guidelines. - When administering CPR, immediate chest compressions should be done first. - Untrained lay people are urged to administer Hands-Only CPR (chest compressions only). DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

2010-09-21 11:07:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 have a recurrent one. Healthcare professionals certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new ACLS Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about ACLS and ACLS certification,...

2010-09-14 12:08:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- About nine percent of children who suffer from cardiac arrest outside a hospital and 27 percent of those who experience cardiac arrest in a hospital setting will survive--most of them thanks to a healthcare professional certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new PALS Special Section, a series of articles,...

2010-09-10 13:20:08

But in cases of long waits for EMS, University of Michigan Health System study shows chest compressions first approach may be better Chest compressions before defibrillation in patients with sudden cardiac arrest is equally successful as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System. Few people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive. U-M physicians, along with a team of international experts,...

2010-09-07 10:43:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A sudden cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival falls seven to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation if CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is not provided, underscoring the need for training in this lifesaving skill set. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals and the general public, today released a new Heartsaver® Special Section, a...

2010-08-31 09:07:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Healthcare professionals trained in stroke recognition and care save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new Stroke Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about the American Heart Association's stroke certification courses, available in its online...


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