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2013-05-24 23:01:07

Rivers Quibodeaux survived a cardiac arrest thanks to the quick thinking of his parents and the swift work of Acadian medics. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 This week is National EMS Week, which recognizes and honors emergency professionals and their efforts to provide the best emergency care and to improve health communications in communities. The mission of this week is also to educate the public that all can play a role in the chain of survival. Citizens are the first link, and a very important...

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...

2013-04-27 23:04:01

Lifeguard Master improves on its CPR pocket mask to ensure that it meets the needs of the emergency care providers that are using it. This mask can be used on an adult, child and infant. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 Lifeguard Master´s CPR pocket mask has been improved to increase it's efficiency ensuring that it works in an emergency. This CPR mask is designed to be versatile and can be used on an adult, child and infant. It is designed to fit the needs of any emergency care...

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...

2013-03-14 14:34:29

Results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial in East Africa show that children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours. These findings in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine challenge the generally held idea that early and rapid reversal of shock by fluid resuscitation translates into longer-term survival benefits. The FEAST trial was conducted in six African hospitals across Kenya,...

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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation 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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