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Latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation Stories

2012-05-14 09:29:46

More than three-quarters of cardiac arrest victims are stricken too far away from an automated external defibrillator for the lifesaving device to be obtained quickly enough to offer the best chance at saving their lives.

2012-05-14 09:02:57

Black cardiac arrest victims who are stricken outside hospitals are less likely to receive bystander CPR and defibrillation on the scene than white patients.

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,

2012-05-09 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,

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,

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.

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,

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.


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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