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Head to head: Should hospices be exempt from following national cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines?
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...
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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.
PAWTUCKET, R.I., Oct.
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.
At 103 beats per minute, and a rhythm that will just get stuck in your head, the Bee Gees' 1977 disco song "Stayin' Alive" is the perfect solution to truly help keep people staying alive during CPR.
The Jackson County Regional Health Center and the American Heart Association are teaming up for a potentially life-saving event. Teaching the basic skills of CPR, the organizations are sponsoring Family and Friends CPR at the health center, 700 W. Grove St. in Maquoketa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Once, walking down Fifth Avenue, I saw a man in his late 50s collapse and fall to the ground. A crowd formed around him, and almost everyone was calling 911. The man did not show any movement; just made sudden, loud sounds that sounded like snoring.
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...