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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...

2009-12-23 08:33:42

Dispatchers should assertively give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions to bystanders who suspect someone is in cardiac arrest because the benefits from correctly recommending CPR for someone who needs it greatly outweigh the risks from recommending CPR for someone who does not, researchers said in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Early CPR improves outcomes from cardiac arrest; yet, only a modest portion of victims receive early CPR from bystanders," said...

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...

2009-10-15 03:00:00

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Patient Simulator and in response to growing interest from emergency care providers across the United States, Laerdal Medical Corporation introduces ALS Simulator Advanced. The ALS Simulator is a realistic interactive training manikin for simulating a wide range of lifesaving skills in medical emergencies including CPR, ACLS, NBC, trauma, bleeding control and first aid. Its...

2009-09-30 07:46:06

Maximizing the proportion of time spent performing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) substantially improves survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting, according to a multicenter clinical study that included UT Southwestern Medical Center. The findings, available in the Sept. 29 issue of Circulation, come from the largest clinical investigation to evaluate the association between chest compressions by emergency medical service (EMS)...


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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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