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2011-11-14 10:00:00

The mountainous coastal regions of California, though beautiful, involve rugged terrain that makes the delivery of first aid by the local Disaster Aid Response Team an often difficult endeavor. The recent donation of Pocket BVMs has enabled the response team to address this issue and mobilize more quickly. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 The coastal mountains of California are beautiful, but are also far removed from standard transportation and emergency care. The members of the Los...

2011-11-14 23:04:07

Patients often regain consciousness 3 days or more after arrest Physicians may be making premature predictions about which patients are not likely to survive following cardiac arrest — and even withdrawing care -- before the window in which comatose patients who have received therapeutic hypothermia are most likely to wake up, according to two new studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research helps to better define the proper timeframe...

2011-11-14 11:25:16

Penn researchers' probe of social media discussion on cardiac arrest reveals new avenues for public health education Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information to the public, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn investigators will present two studies (ReSS Abstracts #52 and #53) examining cardiac arrest-information exchange on the social media...

2011-11-14 11:24:13

Findings point to need for new training strategies, dissemination of information about latest CPR techniques and guidelines Even members of the lay public who have received CPR training are confused about how to perform the lifesaving skill and say they don't have confidence in their ability to do it properly, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented today at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific...

2011-11-04 23:06:56

The kiss of life can literally be the difference between life or death for someone who has stopped breathing. If the patient's heart has stopped as well, circulation of oxygenated blood can be maintained by external chest compressions (ECC). It is recommended that compression to ventilation ratio should be 30:2 for adults and 15:2 for children. However performing chest compressions is tiring and new research published in Bio Med Central's open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine shows that...

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomized crossover trial of musical prompts Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to hospital, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. But Disco Science, which featured in the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's film Snatch in 2000, still doesn't improve the depth of compression, leading the authors to...

2011-10-19 14:00:00

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 50-member Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition urges public to learn CPR and how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and recognizes Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) for introducing the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) for saving a life. Survivors Liz Pearlman, Henry Jampel, MD, and Pam Borins provide testimonials. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 In...


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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