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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. Results from a recent study showed that the RhinoChill(TM) Intra-Nasal Cooling System enabled brain temperature to reach target several hours earlier than patients cooled in the emergency room. It is widely recognized that the...

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. To improve the accessibility and educational experience for this critical population, Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of a new, comprehensive, and interactive website...

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...

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). The new courses are offered online through NetLearning's learning management system, and will help healthcare assistants, aides, technicians, nurses, physicians, emergency medical services...

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. "Teens can learn how to save lives and...

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). Video games, interactive quizzes and 100-beat-per-minute songs can help teach teens and tweens what to do if someone collapses in sudden cardiac arrest. At BetheBeat.heart.org, users will find: The...

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, compared to patients who did not receive IV drug administration, according to a study in the November 25 issue of JAMA. "Intravenous access and drug administration are integral parts of...

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 The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital was found to be twice as high when bystanders performed continuous chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breathing than when bystanders performed standard CPR. These are the latest findings reported by the Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the SHARE Program (Save...

2009-10-12 07:41:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) honored Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP, Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, with the 2009 June Daugherty Public Spirit Award for his career-long dedication to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevent sudden cardiac death and improve...

2009-09-30 10:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) announced today the recipients of its 2009 leadership awards who will be honored for their work to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevent sudden cardiac death and improve cardiovascular health. The awards will be presented at the SCAA Awards Dinner sponsored by Abbott on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare...


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