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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.
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.
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, is...
Withdrawal of life-sustaining support and withholding lifesaving measures (such as CPR) appear to be the primary modes of infant deaths in a neonatal intensive care unit.
New American Red Cross survey shows majority of respondents more likely to give CPR without mouth-to-mouth contact. WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of people say they would be more likely to perform CPR on someone if they did not need to have mouth-to-mouth contact such as through rescue breaths, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Hands-Only CPR is an effective...
According to the American Heart Association, emergency medical services (EMS) in the United States treat nearly 300,000 cardiac arrest cases a year that occur outside the hospital.
A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim's heart significantly increased survival.
American Heart Association works with Crowdrise.com to raise awareness and funding LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Jeong combines his comedic prowess with his medical training in a new Hands-Only CPR video from the American Heart Association that uses the disco hit "Stayin' Alive" to help people remember what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest.
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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