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Latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation Stories

2013-03-22 23:01:21

Larry Cerny, an extremely active and inspirational Wisconsin business owner, is now a cardiac arrest survivor, thanks to medical staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Henderson, NV (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The connection between Americans and cardiac arrest has sadly become very common in recent decades. Today, it would be truly difficult to find an individual who has not been affected by cardiac arrest in some capacity- be it through personal experience, experience of family...

2013-03-14 14:34:29

Results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial in East Africa show that children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours. These findings in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine challenge the generally held idea that early and rapid reversal of shock by fluid resuscitation translates into longer-term survival benefits. The FEAST trial was conducted in six African hospitals across Kenya,...

2013-03-12 10:06:05

American Heart Association Scientific Advisory Policy and practice changes by healthcare institutions, providers and others could greatly improve medical care and improve survival for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital, according to an American Heart Association consensus statement in its journal, Circulation. Each year, more than 200,000 adults and 6,000 children have in-hospital cardiac arrests, and survival has remained essentially unchanged for decades,...

2013-03-06 08:24:45

BALTIMORE, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The death of Lorraine Bayless at the Glenwood Gardens community has sparked outrage due to a released recording of a 911 call where the caretaker refused to perform CPR. It was revealed later, however, that the 87-year-old Bayless had signed a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. Despite public anger, Glenwood Gardens was absolutely in the right, both legally and ethically, and any outrage is misplaced. SeniorMarketing.com hopes to bring some light to this...

2013-03-05 12:28:33

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this "significant public health problem," according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public...

2013-03-04 23:01:47

Thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and local emergency responders, Roland “Mike” Dulaney survived cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation recognized Dulaney´s rescuers at an event last week. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation last week recognized the rescuers who saved the life of Roland “Mike” Dulaney, 62. Foundation president, Mary Newman, and volunteer, Matthew Strauss, presented awards to...

2013-02-28 12:27:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training that included real-time audiovisual feedback and that emphasized a "pit crew" or team approach to pre-hospital care for cardiac arrest patients increased survival by almost 60 percent. The results of a clinical trial of scenario-based training were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Influence of Scenario-Based Training and Real-Time Audiovisual Feedback on Pre-hospital...

2013-02-26 10:25:57

Targeting CPR education in high-risk neighborhoods could increase the number of bystanders giving CPR and decrease deaths from cardiac arrest, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in its journal Circulation. Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest vary widely in the United States, from 0.2 percent in Detroit, Mich., to 16 percent in Seattle, Wash. The variance is due in part to whether a bystander does CPR. For every 30 bystanders who do,...

2013-02-25 23:01:34

New American Heart Association CPR Certification Training School in Redwood City, California Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Safety Training Seminars is proud to announce the grand opening of their newest American Heart Association CPR certification school in San Mateo County. The new classroom is located on 777 Woodside Avenue in Redwood City, which brings the number of training classrooms to six: San Francisco, Concord, Berkeley, Novato, San Jose, and now Redwood City. The...

2013-02-22 23:04:10

New alliance will deliver an unprecedented level of AED resources and expertise to businesses, agencies, and community organizations across the U.S. (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and Emergency University today announced the formation of an unprecedented national alliance in order to meet the urgent demand for life-saving Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs. The new alliance will forge close partnerships with U.S. community organizations and leaders,...


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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