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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,...

2011-07-05 12:59:05

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, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Currently, most childhood deaths in the United States occur during the neonatal period and most neonatal deaths follow a decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment," the authors...

2011-06-30 08:00:00

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...

2011-06-22 07:34:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 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. Less than eight percent survive. However a new study has discovered that a shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivers an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim's heart drastically increases survival. The researchers found the odds of surviving until released from the hospital...

2011-06-21 01:59:25

A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim's heart significantly increased survival, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found the odds of surviving until hospital discharge were significantly lower for patients whose rescuers paused CPR for 20 seconds or more before delivering a shock (the pre-shock pause), and for patients whose rescuers paused CPR before and after...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

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. The video can be viewed at crowdrise.com/HandsOnlyCPR. "I may play insanely crazy and comedic characters on screen, but...

2011-06-14 14:01:09

Swim centre personnel and lifeguards have higher stamina and carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation more effectively than personnel in the emergency healthcare services, even though they have undergone extreme exertion. Their life-saving efforts may be crucial while waiting for an ambulance. This is the conclusion of research carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Swim centre personnel and lifeguards are trained in, and regularly practice, rescue from water and cardiopulmonary...

2011-06-03 08:53:00

Co-Pay Relief Program Provides Direct Financial Support for Pharmaceutical Co-Payments to Insured Patients in Medical and Financial Need HAMPTON, Va., June 3, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that it has received a new contribution enabling it to begin offering support to patients suffering with nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) through its Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) on June 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT. PAF is a national...

2011-05-23 14:39:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 students from the School District of Philadelphia demonstrated ways to teach their peers how to save a life. The teenagers showed their novel projects for teaching skills in performing CPR and using an AED (automated external defibrillator) at an event co-sponsored today by the School District and researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Student Program for Olympic Resuscitation Training in Schools...

2011-05-05 14:14:00

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It started as a typical day for retired Fire Chief Fred Gies, but it would be anything but normal. As he did on so many mornings before, the Lakewood resident had made coffee for his wife Cathy, an administrator for Memorial HealthCare IPA. Later that April afternoon, he was staring at his crossword puzzle and hoping to finally finish it. Suddenly, he began having excruciating chest pains. They continued as Fred started to sweat despite...


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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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