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2013-07-02 23:26:35

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and SaveLoveGive.com today announced a partnership designed to save consumers money on their mobile phone bills—and help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest. Throughout the month of July, consumers can donate a portion of their savings to the national nonprofit organization. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and SaveLoveGive.com today announced a partnership designed to save consumers money on their...

2013-06-28 12:24:47

GOLD RIVER, Calif., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now leading the way in online CPR and first aid certifications, SimpleCPR makes it easy to become CPR certified 100% online. Their fully accredited program has been developed to maximize learning and information retention as well as remain entirely user friendly. Training with SimpleCPR makes receiving your first aid and CPR certification online fast and easy. SimpleCPR offers a variety of affordable medical courses that can be...

2013-06-25 13:19:15

The quality of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) you receive may vary, depending on the EMS department or hospital administering it, according to the American Heart Association. In a statement published in its journal Circulation, the association calls for a renewed focus on improving resuscitation techniques and tracking. "There have been huge advances in CPR and there's no question that high-quality CPR saves lives," said Peter Meaney, M.D., M.P.H., lead author of the statement and...

2013-06-24 10:28:37

Findings have implications for the lives of 210,000 patients in U.S. who arrest during hospitalizations each year The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine. The authors...

2013-06-19 23:20:25

Recent legislative action in both the United States and the United Kingdom to promote AED training and usage in schools is applauded by AED.com as a means to further prepare and protect students and teachers. AED.com is proud to provide specialized AED school packages as well as training materials. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, even a child, at any time. Brain damage sets in an average of 5 minutes after cardiac arrest, but the average...

2013-06-06 23:22:47

The first week of June is National CPR-AED Awareness Week, a time when people across the country are learning CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation urges the FDA to reconsider its recommendation to increase federal regulations of AEDs. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest strikes nearly 1,000 people every day in the U.S. and only 10 percent of victims survive. Those who do...

2013-06-04 23:02:20

For those in the Southern California area, SureFire CPR is leading the way in training. Their expert instructors provide the direction needed to obtain vital skills that are needed to perform cardiac pulmonary resuscitation correctly. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 “SureFire CPR is committed to providing the very best in certification training classes in Orange County,” says a company representative. “We want our students to feel comfortable and to be able to...

2013-06-04 12:28:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today announced it exceeded its "Lend a Hand, Save a Life" campaign goal of training 250,000 people in Pennsylvania in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the end of May. To date, more than 320,000 individuals have been trained. The goal is being extended to train one million people through the end of February 2014, which is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association (AHA)...

2013-06-03 10:39:46

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). In the first part of the session, Dr Jose Solsona, Director of the ICU Department and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain, will outline scenarios...

2013-06-03 08:29:18

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 3(rd) - June 8(th)), the American Heart Association and the WellPoint Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform...


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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