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2014-06-05 12:31:45

Training to be held at Lakewood Center Mall in Lakewood, CA LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lakewood Regional Medical Center will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 5, at Lakewood Center Mall in the main center court starting at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm as one of over 80 sites across Los Angeles County. Last year, more than 7,000 people learned how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and...

2014-06-05 12:31:06

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois firefighters and advocates from the American Heart Association applauded Governor Quinn for signing House Bill 3724 into law at the annual Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois convention in Bloomington-Normal. The legislation, which takes effect immediately, will require Illinois high schools to add Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training to their curriculum....

2014-06-03 12:45:27

Leading global provider of intuitive automated external defibrillator technology spotlights education and awareness to enable anyone to help save a life ANDOVER, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 2014 National CPR and AED Awareness Week, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) is highlighting the importance of access to easy-to-use technology that can help people intervene and save lives during sudden cardiac arrest. National CPR and AED Awareness Week, beginning June 1 and...

2014-06-02 08:31:10

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their training has significantly lapsed.(i) CPR RsQ Assist® - introduced by CPR RsQ Assist, Inc. - is a first-of-its-kind,...

2014-06-02 08:28:59

Drs. Braun, Holloway Announce Nationwide Program Study Results "Incorporating the General Workforce into SCA Response Plan" at Citizen CPR Foundation Event, Las Vegas REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a trailblazer for emergency response system design, blended emergency medical training and innovative response technologies, announced today that its Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employee Safety...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...

2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-21 23:01:11

International Experts to Educate About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Morristown, NJ Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 On May 30-June 1, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) will hold its 16th annual meeting, “Navigating the HCM Heart” at Morristown Medical Center. According to HCMA, a national, nonprofit organization (4hcm.org), HCM is the most common of all genetic heart conditions, affecting 1 in 500 people – or as many as an estimated 600,000 people in the United...

2014-05-15 00:21:43

Study Reveals Training Program, New EU Alert! Smartphone App Increased Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Response Rate from Industry Average of Two Percent to One Hundred Percent REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a developer of corporate emergency response programs, announced that Emergency University Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun and FAA Employee Safety and Health Services Manager Tom Holloway, Ph.D. will present the results of their...

2014-05-09 13:57:05

McMaster University Potentially serious complications in patients could be avoided New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people who require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) to prevent sudden cardiac death. It involves putting the patient into cardiac arrest to determine if the...


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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