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Mercy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Mercy Health System, recently established a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to students enrolled
The need to perform CPR can strike at any moment to anyone, which is why it is important to be prepared especially for emergency first responders.
For patients in cardiac arrest, administering epinephrine helps to restart the heart but may increase the overall likelihood of death or debilitating brain damage
First aid charity asks people to devote time during November CPR Month to learn life-saving skills OTTAWA, Nov.
CPR is essential for any life saver or first responder.
Life-Saving Approach to AED Program Management Can Quadruple SCA Victims' Chance of Survival REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct.
Approximately one-tenth of all cardiac arrest survivors reported having out-of-body experiences or near-death experiences, according to the results of a new study investigating the phenomenon of recollections associated with death.
Saving Lives with "Emerging Trends in Successful Sudden Cardiac Arrest Response Programs" to be Presented by FAA Manager Employee Safety/Health Services Holloway, EU Medical Director Braun REDWOOD
Only a handful of CPR and basic life support videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia.
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...
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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