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Latest Advanced cardiac life support Stories

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.

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.

2010-08-16 05:02:00

SAN DIEGO, California, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new portable system which cools the brain via the nasal cavity may improve survival following cardiac arrest compared with standard care procedures, particularly when CPR and cooling are initiated early.

2010-08-03 10:05:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. are healthcare related, underscoring the vital need for training and resources to support this expanding industry.

2010-07-28 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Articles published today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) cite a pair of studies on Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), sometimes called continuous chest compressions, Hands-Only CPR, or cardio cerebral resuscitation (CCR). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "These articles validate the American Red Cross guidance on...

2010-05-26 09:43:00

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of online courses and e-learning software for health care workers and hospital administrators, today announced it is offering five e-Learning courses from The American Heart Association (AHA).

2010-05-25 07:00:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To reach its goal of educating 1 million Americans about CPR during CPR Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association is calling on a new audience -- teens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "We are reaching out to teens to create the next generation of lifesavers," said Michael Sayre, M.D., chairman of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

2009-11-30 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be the Beat, the American Heart Association's new online cardiac arrest awareness campaign, teaches 12- to 15-year-olds fun ways to learn the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

2009-11-24 18:10:30

Patients with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received intravenous (IV) drug administration during treatment, recommended in life support guidelines, had higher rates of short term survival but no statistically significant improvement in survival to hospital discharge or long-term survival.

2009-11-16 13:22:46

Statewide analysis shows bystanders can save more lives when doing chest compressions only instead of mouth-to-mouth CPR.


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