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2011-01-04 00:00:38

New guidelines released by the American Heart Association recommend that the three steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be rearranged.The new first step is doing chest compressions instead of first establishing the airway and then doing mouth to mouth. The new guidelines apply to adults, children, and infants but exclude newborns. The old way was A-B-C for airway, breathing and compressions. The new way is C-A-B "” for compressions, airway, and breathing. San Francisco, CA...

2010-12-08 17:12:00

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Help Focus Attention on Thousands of Needless and Preventable Deaths Each Year SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Citizen CPR Foundation: What: To mark the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), 50 cardiac arrest survivors along with rescuers and CPR instructors, are being brought together at a special event to focus on the heroism of the citizens who provided CPR and...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath? There's certainly little doubt that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. By some estimates, those who suffer a sudden cardiac event and receive no CPR at all have less than a 6 percent chance of survival. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 05, 2010 Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath?...

2010-12-02 09:43:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) with prestigious co-sponsor organizations and community members have a mission to save lives and treat sudden cardiac arrest by encouraging citizen and community action in 2011 and beyond. The non-profit organization is launching a national call to action at its upcoming Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conference on December 7-11 in San Diego. The goal of the new awareness initiative is to...

2010-11-16 14:06:00

ANAHEIM, Calif. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescent Healthcare, one of the largest private home and alternate site infusion providers in the country, and Definitive Homecare Solutions, the developers of the leading home infusion software, CPR+, announced today that Crescent Healthcare has selected CPR+ as its patient and business management software solution. Crescent's selection follows nearly a year of evaluation of home infusion software products. "We chose CPR+...

2010-11-16 08:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In cardiac emergencies, rescuers performing CPR should do chest compressions first. That's the most important change in new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, recently announced by the American Heart Association (AHA). Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who helped develop the new recommendations discussed the changes in the life-saving emergency technique at the AHA Scientific Sessions in Chicago on Monday...

2010-11-15 09:38:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A combination of two devices could save the lives of several thousand cardiac arrest patients each year if implemented nationwide, suggests results of a clinical trial presented at today's American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium. A significantly higher percentage of patients who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survived after receiving active compression decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD CPR) performed with...

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2010-11-15 08:05:38

Findings reveal potential cause of lower survival from nighttime in-hospital cardiac arrest CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that was presented at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions on November 14. The researchers found that chest compression rates varied more at night - often dipping well below the rate per minute...

2010-11-11 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI), a worldwide leader in defibrillation technology, today announced that its entire line of emergency care and resuscitation solutions supports the newly updated American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) has also released its Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 and Philips supports...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

For more than 40 years, we've learned the ABC's of CPR - Airway, Breathing and Compressions. Now, in the new 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR, the American Heart Association in San Francisco recommends C-A-B, Compressions, Airway and Breathing. The new C-A-B sequence allows rescuers to start with the simplest step, chest compressions, and helps to remove barriers to starting CPR immediately. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 6, 2010 For more than 40 years, we've learned the ABC's of CPR -...


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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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