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2014-07-24 12:27:20

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR CUDAHY, Wis., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of CPR RsQ Assist® to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/130026 CPR RsQ Assist® is a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only chest compression device designed...

2014-06-03 16:24:42

Santa Clara County first in the nation to launch innovative AED app MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, El Camino Hospital, in collaboration with the PulsePoint Foundation, announced the launch of the second PulsePoint mobile app, PulsePoint AED, which is designed to build the most comprehensive registry of public automated external defibrillators (AED) available for use during sudden cardiac emergencies. Santa Clara County is the first to roll out this new...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...

2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-13 23:03:19

Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque presents vital information to save lives at Malaysia University of Science and Technology in conjunction with St. John’s Ambulance. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 In an effort to inspire communities to save lives, an ongoing goal of Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque, National Health Care Provider Solutions coordinated with St. John’s Ambulance to present fundamental information to train those in Malaysia on proper CPR practice. St. John’s Ambulance, a...

2014-05-08 23:15:25

ACLS Medical Training, the Internet’s fastest growing provider of ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification, applauds the heroic efforts of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber by offering free BLS training. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 ACLS Medical Training applauds the heroic, lifesaving efforts of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who performed bystander CPR on a stranger in Portland this week. Gov. Kitzhaber’s showed that knowing CPR and acting when needed can make a difference. To honor...

2014-05-01 10:06:03

Study Highlights: -Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function if emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction. -CPR with chest compressions and breaths led to more favorable neurological outcomes in kids. Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal...

2014-04-29 12:33:32

Second oldest co-pay assistance program in America has provided patients with over $200 million in direct financial assistance. HAMPTON, Va., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2004, the leaders at Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) launched a revolutionary new division that would help patients afford the copayment costs required by their insurance plans before they could access their needed medications. "We saw a trend in our data that showed that more and...

2014-04-29 08:35:25

'One-Stop-Shop' for first aid and resuscitation training will empower more Canadians to save lives and reduce the impact of injuries BANFF, AB, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation today launched the Heart&Stroke First Aid/CPR training program to teach Canadians how to respond quickly to accidents and injuries, in addition to the life-saving skills of CPR and AED use. The 16-hour standard first aid course will cover 17 areas of critical care including emergency...

2014-04-23 09:38:28

The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke, a finding that supports clinicians' use of this treatment if patient surrogates are not available to provide consent, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. "In life-threatening emergencies involving incapacitated patients without surrogates, clinicians may intervene without obtaining informed consent, applying the...


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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...

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