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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...

2010-10-20 08:21:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More pushing, less breathing : that's the new slogan from life-saving experts regarding CPR.  A new study shows a higher survival rate if CPR is only done with chest compressions and not mouth-to-mouth. The authors of the study reviewed existing evidence regarding CPR with chest compressions only. They compared the findings with standard CPR evidence in a meta-analysis. In the first meta-analysis, they included trials in which patients were randomly allocated to...

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...

2010-10-06 15:09:15

In a comparison of outcomes in Arizona for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest performed by bystanders, patients who received compression-only CPR were more likely to survive to hospital discharge than patients who received conventional CPR or no CPR, according to a study in the October 6 issue of JAMA. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health problem, affecting approximately 300,000 individuals in the United States annually. Although survival...

2010-10-05 11:19:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six U.S. deaths is caused by coronary heart disease, many of which could be prevented if a bystander had been trained in basic life support (BLS). Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new BLS Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about BLS and BLS certification, available in its online research library. The 10-article...

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,...

2010-05-26 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...

2010-03-03 10:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bystanders who perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child with cardiac arrest increase the child's likelihood of survival, according to the largest pediatric study to date. The outcomes are similar for both chest compression alone (hands-only) CPR and CPR with chest compression and rescue breathing. CPR was more effective when rescue breathing was combined with chest compressions for children with cardiac arrest from...


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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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