Latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation Stories

2011-08-27 07:00:00

Complete Medical Educators, Inc. now offers automated external defibrillator or AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for teachers and coaches. Many states are passing legislation to address the need for more qualified individuals to care for adolescent cardiac arrests. While Colorado has not yet passed a mandate that schools have an AED and be trained on how to use it, Complete Medical Educators, Inc. believes Coloradoâs schools should take the initiative and be...

2011-08-18 06:51:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in North America. The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, according to this study. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest in the ICU. They looked at data over a five-year period from four Alberta hospitals with coronary care units and general ICUs, including...

2011-08-15 22:21:51

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100034.pdf. Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of death in North America. They affect more than 200 000 people each year, and less than 25% of people survive to hospital discharge. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand...

2011-07-26 14:03:12

A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrest Adrenaline has kept its place in cardiac arrest guidelines despite limited evidence for or against its use. The PACA (Placebo versus Adrenaline versus Cardiac Arrest) study by Jacobs and colleagues, soon to be published in Resuscitation, the official journal of the European Resuscitation Council, provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

Parents spend numerous hours planning for the arrival of their newborn. They research the safest car seat, the best pre-school, or when their child should start reading or playing sports. Few parents take the time to educate themselves on how to handle common medical situations that occur in the home. Complete Medical Educators now offers medical education classes that show parents how to calmly handle medical emergencies such as falls, cuts, choking, and fevers common to babies and young...

2011-07-13 07:40:00

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning the simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR -- and how to save lives -- is now even easier. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50577-ad-council-hands-only-cpr Just go to www.handsonlycpr.org for a new digital application that walks you through the two steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR: calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until professional help arrives....

2011-07-11 08:04:00

Co-Pay Relief Program Provides Direct Financial Support for Pharmaceutical Co-Payments to Insured Patients in Medical and Financial Need HAMPTON, Va., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases,...

2011-06-30 17:19:24

Reducing the intervals between giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an electronic defibrillator shock after cardiac arrest significantly improves survival, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center emergency medicine doctors involved in an international study. Chest compressions applied within 10 seconds before the defibrillator shocks and within 20 seconds after the shock boosted survival chances by more than half compared to the rates for people who received chest compressions...

2011-06-30 08:00:00

New American Red Cross survey shows majority of respondents more likely to give CPR without mouth-to-mouth contact. WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of people say they would be more likely to perform CPR on someone if they did not need to have mouth-to-mouth contact such as through rescue breaths, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Hands-Only CPR is an...

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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