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2009-05-29 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior offensive tackle Matt Nader felt like his chest exploded when he collapsed on the sidelines at his high school football game. Quick action by his parents who knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the availability of an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED) saved his life. The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn CPR as part of National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, to help save cardiac arrest...

2009-05-20 11:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, one of the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy providers, and Definitive Homecare Solutions, the developers of CPR+ software, announced today Axium's selection of CPR+ as its specialty pharmacy management software system. "We recognized that to support our continued growth, we needed a software platform to improve efficiencies in our patient management and reimbursement processes with robust...

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2009-05-05 09:17:12

Survival rates from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest almost doubled when professional rescuers using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) gave better chest compressions and minimized interruptions to them, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's a back-to-basics message. Even with professional rescuers, starting IVs and delivering medications can take a back seat to good quality chest compressions," said Alex G. Garza, M.D., M.P.H.,...

2009-03-27 14:31:50

Head to head: Should hospices be exempt from following national cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines? Experts in two papers published on bmj.com today disagree on whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines should apply to hospices. Dr Max Watson and colleagues believe that CPR is not always appropriate for patients who are dying and that hospices should be able to develop their own guidelines. However, Drs Claud Regnard and Fiona Randall argue that it is "inconceivable" that...

2009-02-05 18:01:00

A Norwegian study suggests interrupting chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation reduces the chances of heartbeat return after defibrillation. University of Stavanger researchers said they discovered that for every second of a pause in compressions, there is a 1 percent reduction in the likelihood of success. Kenneth Gundersen, who led the study, said he and his colleagues quantified the effect of compression interruptions on the probability of a return of spontaneous...

2009-01-21 07:25:00

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic meltdown has taken its toll; family budgets are being slashed as belts tighten. But Seattle-based CPR training firm HeartSaving Solutions (http://www.onlinebabycpr.com) believes all parents should have the right to learn how to save their children's lives in the event of an emergency. To that end, the company has made its online infant and child CPR course completely free of charge. Available to parents, grandparents, older siblings and...

2009-01-13 10:07:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inclinix, Inc., a clinical trial enrollment solutions provider, announces the release of its next generation Critical Population Research(R) (CPR) system. A proprietary technology that integrates numerous public and private databases, CPR analyzes each investigator site for multiple criteria to identify the optimal sites for clinical trials. The CPR database has been expanded to include profiles on 40,000 additional investigators, now totaling...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new State of Resuscitation survey released today by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) finds an overwhelming majority (90 percent) of the emergency physicians surveyed believe that resuscitation practices in the United States are not very effective. Emergency physicians cite increased bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time, improved data collection and sharing, and greater use of technology as critical to improving resuscitation for...

2008-10-20 09:00:42

PAWTUCKET, R.I., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Detek, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation , today announced that their PocketCPR(R) device will be used in a statewide campaign to teach Arizona 6th through 12th graders how to correctly perform continuous chest compression CPR in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The goal of this Arizona initiative is to teach this technique to children so they can perform it properly and train family members. To improve the...

2008-10-18 15:00:06

The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees has the perfect beat to perform CPR, say medical researchers at the University of Illinois. At 103 beats per minutes, the song is the perfect CPR metronome, said Dr. David Matlock of the university's Peoria campus. Matlock's research confirms the work of Dr. Alson Inaba, an emergency room doctor in Honolulu, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. Research conducted by Matlock and Inaba show the song and its beat stuck with test subjects...


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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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