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2011-06-30 17:19:24

Reducing the intervals between giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an electronic defibrillator shock after cardiac arrest significantly improves survival, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center emergency medicine doctors involved in an international study. Chest compressions applied within 10 seconds before the defibrillator shocks and within 20 seconds after the shock boosted survival chances by more than half compared to the rates for people who received chest compressions...

2011-04-25 08:49:00

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., April 25, 2011 /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 the expansion of its suite of online courses from the American Heart Association (AHA), the leader in emergency cardiovascular care resources. The available courses will benefit professionals seeking to update their expertise along with individuals looking to simply...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

There's no way a situation where someone has to use emergency medical skills can be fun. But there's no reason why the training shouldn't be. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 Fremont-based ICE Safety Solutions offers CPR training, first aid training, and disaster preparedness courses that prepare participants for medical crises while also offering a fun and memorable experience. The company employs interactive activities and role-playing to keep class members enthusiastically engaged while...

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...

2010-12-30 14:29:57

Emergency department overcrowding can result in long waiting times for seriously ill patients. They then compete with patients with less severe illnesses for the next available treatment. In this edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[50]: 892ð”Æ’“ ), Michael Christ and his coauthors provide an overview of current practice for initial assessment of emergency patients. Triage provides reliable...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath? There's certainly little doubt that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. By some estimates, those who suffer a sudden cardiac event and receive no CPR at all have less than a 6 percent chance of survival. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 05, 2010 Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath?...

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...

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2010-11-15 08:05:38

Findings reveal potential cause of lower survival from nighttime in-hospital cardiac arrest CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that was presented at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions on November 14. The researchers found that chest compression rates varied more at night - often dipping well below the rate per minute...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

For more than 40 years, we've learned the ABC's of CPR - Airway, Breathing and Compressions. Now, in the new 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR, the American Heart Association in San Francisco recommends C-A-B, Compressions, Airway and Breathing. The new C-A-B sequence allows rescuers to start with the simplest step, chest compressions, and helps to remove barriers to starting CPR immediately. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 6, 2010 For more than 40 years, we've learned the ABC's of CPR -...

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...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.