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Latest cardiac arrest Stories

2013-05-02 23:22:03

AED.com is featuring its blog, The Pulse, to spread awareness about cardiac arrest and the benefits of automated external defibrillators or AEDs. The blog discusses topics ranging from what kinds of places should implement AEDs and proper AED maintenance, to highlighting real life stories of people that have been saved from cardiac arrest and the heroes that saved them. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 In an effort to raise awareness about the threat of cardiac arrest and how to save...

2013-04-28 23:00:37

Advanced Medical Certification provides training for Basic Life Support training, a technique that is used to provide first aid to those suffering from choking, drowning, or possible cardiac arrest. It is vital that everyone, including non-medical professionals, educate themselves with BLS training. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of first-aid resuscitation that can be used in emergency situations until victims are placed into the care of medical...

2013-03-22 23:01:21

Larry Cerny, an extremely active and inspirational Wisconsin business owner, is now a cardiac arrest survivor, thanks to medical staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Henderson, NV (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The connection between Americans and cardiac arrest has sadly become very common in recent decades. Today, it would be truly difficult to find an individual who has not been affected by cardiac arrest in some capacity- be it through personal experience, experience of family...

2013-03-20 23:02:00

As hospitals work to monitor and reduce cardiac overutilization, peer review professionals are increasingly called upon to evaluate the medical necessity of procedures which are not always subjected to traditional utilization review. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 In a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Christopher Bonnet reviewed ACC and AHA Class I and Class IIa recommendations for cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices. Once considered a treatment of...

2013-03-12 10:06:05

American Heart Association Scientific Advisory Policy and practice changes by healthcare institutions, providers and others could greatly improve medical care and improve survival for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital, according to an American Heart Association consensus statement in its journal, Circulation. Each year, more than 200,000 adults and 6,000 children have in-hospital cardiac arrests, and survival has remained essentially unchanged for decades,...


Latest cardiac arrest Reference Libraries

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...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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