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2012-05-14 09:02:57

Findings reveal racial disparities in pre-hospital care for nation's leading killer Black cardiac arrest victims who are stricken outside hospitals are less likely to receive bystander CPR and defibrillation on the scene than white patients, according to research that will be presented by a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The researchers also found that black...

2012-05-11 23:00:11

The Save-A-Life Simulator, Developed by the HeartRescue Project, Asks You How You Would Handle a Public Cardiac Arrest Emergency. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The HeartRescue Project, funded by the Medtronic Foundation, has released an interactive tool that simulates a first-person view of a public sudden cardiac arrest. The Save-A-Life Simulator places you in a mall setting, where a person collapses on the floor. Anxious and confused bystanders are hesitant to take action, leaving...

2012-05-09 23:02:00

LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Receives 10 Donated AEDs from AED.com in Order to Spread Awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 AED.com has donated ten new Powerheart G3 AEDs, manufactured by Cardiac Science, to members of the LinkedIn group, Medical Device Group. The donation of these devices is designed to promote awareness of the need for AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the work place. 13% of all workplace related...

2012-04-23 23:03:31

Safety Training Seminars is proud to announce the opening of their fifth Bay Area American Heart Association CPR certification training school in Berkeley, CA. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Safety Training Seminars is proud to announce their newest Berkeley American Heart Association CPR training school in Alameda County. The new location will be located at the corner of University Avenue & Shattuck Avenue near the Downtown Berkeley BART station. The American Heart Association...

2012-04-03 08:41:50

People who have a cardiac arrest that can't be helped by a defibrillator shock are more likely to survive if given CPR based on updated guidelines that emphasize chest compressions, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation. "By any measure – such as the return of pulse and circulation or improved brain recovery – we found that implementing the new guidelines in these patients resulted in better outcomes from cardiac arrest," said...

2012-04-02 23:02:33

CPR Heart Starters of Philadelphia announces expansion of the companies AED sales and CPR training services to the surrounding states of New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 CPR Heart Starters Inc. a Philadelphia PA area based CPR training and AED equipment sales company is expanding. Company President Craig Spector announced today the expansion of the companies AED sales and CPR training services to the surrounding states of New York, New Jersey and...

2012-03-27 23:03:46

Despite being 50-year-old technology, bag valve masks are still the standard of care in pre-hospital resuscitation. James Evans, President of AutoMedx, discusses the dangers and shortcomings of manual resuscitation using BVMs. (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 An estimated 15.7 million medical related 911 calls are made in the US annually. For calls where a patient is not breathing, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) personnel typically utilize a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator. BVMs have been the...

2012-03-26 22:08:59

Study shows that an increase in bystander CPR in Denmark led to marked improvements in survival rates after cardiac arrest A nationwide effort in Denmark to increase the number of people trained in CPR led to an increase in bystander CPR and ultimately contributed to increased cardiac arrest survival rates in that country, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical...


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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