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Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., of Uppsala University, Sweden and colleagues assessed whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to CPR with manual chest compression.
Hospitalized children are more likely to die after a cardiac arrest if it occurs during the night shift.
Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies.
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.
Two new research studies show that location is the most important factor in determining drowning survival.
MEDIC First Aid, a member of Health & Safety Institute (HSI), has become an official Licensed Training Provider of the American Red Cross.
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,
First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions.
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.
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...
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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