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2011-11-14 11:24:13

Findings point to need for new training strategies, dissemination of information about latest CPR techniques and guidelines Even members of the lay public who have received CPR training are confused about how to perform the lifesaving skill and say they don't have confidence in their ability to do it properly, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented today at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific...

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomized crossover trial of musical prompts Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to hospital, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. But Disco Science, which featured in the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's film Snatch in 2000, still doesn't improve the depth of compression, leading the authors to...

2011-10-19 14:00:00

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 50-member Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition urges public to learn CPR and how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and recognizes Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) for introducing the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) for saving a life. Survivors Liz Pearlman, Henry Jampel, MD, and Pam Borins provide testimonials. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 In...

2011-09-26 13:30:11

Patients with chronic conditions are likely to change their preferences for receiving emergency procedures in the event of cardiac arrest, according to new findings. The study, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (26 September 2011), suggests that different factors could influence patients' decisions to undergo life-sustaining treatments, but this will often go unnoticed by their healthcare provider. Cardiopulmonary...

2011-09-20 04:30:00

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recommends capnography for reducing opioid-induced postoperative respiratory depression Jerusalem/Needham, MA (PRWEB) September 20, 2011 Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), the creator of the Integrated Pulmonary Indexâ“ž¢, one of the Smart Capnographyâ“ž¢ family of decision-support solutions, today heralded recently released recommendations by the Anesthesia Patient Safety...

2011-09-01 12:00:09

Study led by Ottawa Hospital researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine A study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from 10 North American regions has shown that extending the period of initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by paramedics and firefighters from one to three minutes provides no benefit. The study, led by Dr. Ian Stiell of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Resuscitation Outcomes...

2011-07-13 07:40:00

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning the simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR -- and how to save lives -- is now even easier. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50577-ad-council-hands-only-cpr Just go to www.handsonlycpr.org for a new digital application that walks you through the two steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR: calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until professional help arrives....

2011-07-11 08:04:00

Co-Pay Relief Program Provides Direct Financial Support for Pharmaceutical Co-Payments to Insured Patients in Medical and Financial Need HAMPTON, Va., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases,...


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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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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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