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2013-11-18 10:58:23

RESS Abstract 11975/11 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom) Hospitalized children are more likely to die after a cardiac arrest if it occurs during the night shift, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Adults who suffer a cardiac arrest while hospitalized are already known to fare worse if resuscitation is needed during the night shift. This AHA Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry study is the first documentation of...

2013-11-18 10:57:14

RESS Abstract 19453/157 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas Ballroom D-H) Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. Participants were divided into two groups: 48 adults looked at the video, while 47 sat idle...

CPR After Cardiac Arrest Should Go On For An Average Of 38 Minutes
2013-11-17 05:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sustaining CPR for at least 38 minutes can improve a person’s chances of surviving a heart attack and increase the odds that a cardiac arrest survivor will have regular brain function, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas. “Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop...

2013-11-15 10:45:28

Two new research studies show that location is the most important factor in determining drowning survival. "Ontarians from rural areas are almost three times more likely to die of drowning than urban residents," said Dr. Stephen Hwang of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Rural residents' increased access to open water, and possibly decreased access to swimming lessons, were some of the factors that the study's authors felt might account...

2013-11-06 23:23:15

MEDIC First Aid, a member of Health & Safety Institute (HSI), has become an official Licensed Training Provider of the American Red Cross. In addition to offering its own American Safety & Health Institute and MEDIC First Aid CPR, AED, and first aid training programs, HSI will offer Red Cross classes through its National Training Solutions (NTS) network of instructors. Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 MEDIC First Aid, a member of Health & Safety Institute (HSI), has...

2013-10-31 23:00:07

ForCPR.com launches a new website directory to help promote and expand the reach of First Aid, AED and CPR training instructors and connect them with students. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 ForCPR.com, a public, online directory of First Aid, AED and CPR training instructors has launched a global campaign to expand the reach of its premier offering. First Aid and CPR trainers are often solo-practitioners that provide their services to small businesses and...

First Aid Teams Use Pocket Manual To Improve Heart Attack Survival
2013-10-30 11:29:13

European Society of Cardiology First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit is available...

2013-10-23 23:03:13

Consumer Perception Rating™ announces a series of webinars intended to provide more information to the Dealer community about the website and the importance of a Dealer’s CPR™ Score. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 http://www.ConsumerPerceptionRating.org today announced a series of webinars intended to provide more information to the Dealer community about the website and the importance of a Dealer’s CPR™ Score. The webinars will also cover information about claiming a...

2013-10-21 23:04:18

SureFire CPR provides Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification for those needing training in Orange and Riverside counties. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 SureFire CPR recently announced ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Certification courses for Orange County and Corona. The Newport Beach-based company offers a wide range of emergency and first aid courses, including CPR certification, ACLS classes, Neonate Resuscitation (NRP), PALS classes and more. ACLS...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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