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Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association conference attendees gain insight from program that has trained more than 11,000 FAA employees (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
The American Heart Association Recommends that Santa Clara County Residents Learn Hands Only CPR San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 The use of
Family members didn’t give CPR for cardiac arrests as often as passers-by or friends in a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.
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...