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2011-05-02 19:46:27

By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He'd suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a defibrillator, the man was without a pulse for 96 minutes. But this particular instance of cardiac arrest (http://www.mayoclinic.org/heart-attack/), reported first in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) online, turned out to be highly unusual: "The...

2011-04-26 07:38:00

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - ACLS Blended Learning Solution to Provide Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Education Through Convenient, Integrated Solution Mosby's eLearning, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) today introduced the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Blended Learning Solution, a training certification solution aimed at...

2011-04-05 08:24:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), substantially benefitted from therapeutic hypothermia, which could further extend the role for this treatment strategy in new patient populations. For patients with HCM, despite rapid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with defibrillation, survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been unfavorable. "Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective survival and neuroprotective...

2011-04-02 00:00:03

Defibtech Lifeline View AED's color screen shows how to help victims of cardiac arrest. Louisville, KY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 ORSupply.com, the largest online marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices, is now selling the Defibtech AED Lifeline View, the first device with a full-color video screen that shows users how to perform external defibrillation, rescue breathing and CPR. AEDs (automated external defibrillators) revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest caused by...

2011-03-31 12:11:00

New Red Cross programs 'go digital' to give consumers more flexibility. WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross, the nation's largest provider of CPR and first aid training, today announced the launch of the next generation of Red Cross health and safety training. The new training features a two-year certification for first aid and CPR training, and other cost and time-saving benefits for course takers and instructors. (Logo:...

2011-03-29 12:49:06

Doctors who used a free iPhone application provided by the UK Resuscitation Council performed significantly better in a simulated medical emergency than those who did not, according to a study in the April issue of Anaesthesia. "Every year approximately 30,000 people in the UK have an unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital and, despite significant advances in resuscitation research, survival rates for adults suffering a cardiac arrest remain poor" says Dr Daniel Low, the consultant...

2011-03-21 16:44:28

Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a series of intense and disordered contractions of the ventricles (they are located in the lower part of the heart). In 40 % of respiratory arrests suffered outside a hospital, it was shown that the first cardiac rhythm corresponds to VF, and the only manner to combat it is with electric discharges provided by defibrillation. This is why the presence of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in public places is increasingly common. Telecommunications engineer...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

There's no way a situation where someone has to use emergency medical skills can be fun. But there's no reason why the training shouldn't be. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 Fremont-based ICE Safety Solutions offers CPR training, first aid training, and disaster preparedness courses that prepare participants for medical crises while also offering a fun and memorable experience. The company employs interactive activities and role-playing to keep class members enthusiastically engaged while...

2011-03-14 09:28:00

Members of Congress and staff to learn Red Cross First Aid and CPR skills WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Red Cross: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life training on Capitol Hill March 16th. Inspired by the heroic actions that saved lives during the tragic shooting in Tucson, the American...

2011-03-14 11:03:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“Research participants who viewed a brief training video on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were more likely to attempt CPR, and perform better in an emergency than participants who did not view the video, according to findings reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Every year nearly 300,000 people suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States, and often the survival rates are low. In these instances, hands-only...


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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