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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Red Cross programs 'go digital' to give consumers more flexibility. WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross, the nation's largest provider of CPR and first aid training, today announced the launch of the next generation of Red Cross health and safety training.
Research participants who viewed a brief training video on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were more likely to attempt CPR, and perform better in an emergency than participants who did not view the video.
Study Highlights: -- Video training as brief as one minute led to participants being more likely to give hands-only CPR, at a rate and compression depth significantly closer to the ideal than those with no training. DALLAS, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study participants who viewed a brief hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video were more likely to attempt CPR, and perform better quality CPR in an emergency than participants who did not view the short videos,...
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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