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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)...

2009-09-22 09:07:20

Virtually anyone has the skills to safely insert a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to keep a patient's airway open during resuscitation, and medical expertise isn't required "“ perhaps just a familiarity with ER, House or Grey's Anatomy. A study, published in the open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine, also found that just two hours of training was enough to make first-responders faster and more efficient during these highly critical situations. Whether it's a sudden heart attack or...

2009-09-17 03:00:00

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical, in conjunction with The University of Miami's Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, is in the final stages of re-developing the Emergency Preparedness Scenarios - Terrorism package to function on Laerdal's VitalSim-capable Simulators. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/NYTU018LOGO ) This product includes a binder of support materials including a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Poster,...

2009-07-31 07:54:17

Nine-year-olds can and should learn CPR. A study of 147 schoolchildren, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care, has shown that, although the smallest may lack the requisite strength, the knowledge of how to perform basic life support is well retained by young children.Fritz Sterz, from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, led a team of researchers who studied children who had received six hours of life support training. Upon examination four months after the...

2009-06-30 15:44:45

Local laws, insurance reimbursement and public misperceptions impede emergency medical services (EMS) workers from using best resuscitation practices, according to a study reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Less than half of local EMS systems follow national guidelines on transporting cardiac arrest patients and terminating unsuccessful out-of-hospital resuscitation efforts, said researchers who conducted three small focus groups at the 2008 National Association of...

2009-05-13 10:47:00

SHREVEPORT, La. and WOODRUFF, Wis., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- En-Pro Inc., the leading provider of automated external defibrillator (AED) Programs, and Allied 100, LLC (dba AED Superstore), the world's largest AED source, announce a strategic partnership to help customers deliver complete tailored AED Management Programs at affordable prices. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. "En-Pro understands the complexities of implementing a wide range of AED programs, and they...

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2009-05-05 09:17:12

Survival rates from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest almost doubled when professional rescuers using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) gave better chest compressions and minimized interruptions to them, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's a back-to-basics message. Even with professional rescuers, starting IVs and delivering medications can take a back seat to good quality chest compressions," said Alex G. Garza, M.D., M.P.H.,...


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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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