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2013-06-06 23:22:47

The first week of June is National CPR-AED Awareness Week, a time when people across the country are learning CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation urges the FDA to reconsider its recommendation to increase federal regulations of AEDs. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest strikes nearly 1,000 people every day in the U.S. and only 10 percent of victims survive. Those who do...

2013-06-04 23:02:20

For those in the Southern California area, SureFire CPR is leading the way in training. Their expert instructors provide the direction needed to obtain vital skills that are needed to perform cardiac pulmonary resuscitation correctly. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 “SureFire CPR is committed to providing the very best in certification training classes in Orange County,” says a company representative. “We want our students to feel comfortable and to be able to...

2013-06-04 12:28:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today announced it exceeded its "Lend a Hand, Save a Life" campaign goal of training 250,000 people in Pennsylvania in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the end of May. To date, more than 320,000 individuals have been trained. The goal is being extended to train one million people through the end of February 2014, which is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association (AHA)...

2013-06-03 13:33:15

The criteria used to diagnose both circulatory and brain death in a patient are subject to variability and as such can be controversial. Anaesthesiologists play an important role in procedures related to the determination of death, so should have specific knowledge about medical, ethical and legal criteria of brain death definition. Experts will call for international consensus in a presentation at Euroanaesthesia 2013, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)....

2013-06-03 10:39:46

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). In the first part of the session, Dr Jose Solsona, Director of the ICU Department and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain, will outline scenarios...

2013-06-03 08:29:18

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 3(rd) - June 8(th)), the American Heart Association and the WellPoint Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform...

2013-05-17 10:57:24

Procedure Traditionally used during heart surgery and in the ICU may show promise as a rescue strategy for select cardiac arrest patients Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Now, a novel study of this technique in the U.S. has been completed by...

2013-05-16 23:28:31

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization, will participate in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 18 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to raise awareness about the nation´s leading cause of death and help save lives. Survivors and families affected by sudden cardiac death are urged to join or support the team here. Pittsburgh, Penn. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest, an abrupt, unexpected pulseless condition, is a much bigger public...

2013-05-13 23:24:52

Strenuous athletic activity can increase the chance of cardiac arrest and many sports centers are required to have an AED readily available at events and practices. In response to this growing need, AED.com has designed all-inclusive AED packages to meet any requirements and protect players, coaches, and spectators against sudden cardiac arrest. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Because of the cardiac risks involved with sporting events, the American Heart Association has long recommended...

2013-05-08 11:55:21

Research suggests new reporting protocol for 30-day mortality for percutaneous coronary intervention to better reflect quality, performance Only 42 percent of the deaths occurring within 30 days of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were attributable to complications from the procedure, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research suggests alternative outcome reporting mechanisms for 30-day mortality for...


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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