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2011-03-31 12:11:00

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. The new training features a two-year certification for first aid and CPR training, and other cost and time-saving benefits for course takers and instructors. (Logo:...

2011-03-14 11:03:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“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, according to findings reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Every year nearly 300,000 people suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States, and often the survival rates are low. In these instances, hands-only...

2011-03-08 15:00:00

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,...

2011-03-02 09:25:00

March 19 event will provide free lifesaving training at more than 100 locations nationwide WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and all those involved in the Tucson tragedy, the American Red Cross will offer free lifesaving training at more than 100 locations across the country on Saturday, March 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The training will last 45 minutes to one hour, and will include...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

New guidelines switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth. The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 In recent years, CPR training classes in San Francisco have been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest. In 2008, the heart...

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2011-01-27 14:01:38

Researchers said Wednesday that devices to restore a normal heartbeat after cardiac arrest appear to be less useful at home than in public places. The automatic external defibrillators (AED) are already present in airports and casinos across the U.S.  Some research hinted lately that more Americans' hearts are too far gone to be jolted back to life by an AED. However, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, those concerns are only partly justified. A...

2011-01-20 07:50:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new way to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases out-of-hospital survival from cardiac arrest by 53-percent, according to a new study. About 800,000 people in the United States, Canada and Europe suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest event each year. The survival rate is about 5 percent for these patients. Researchers, led by Dr. Tom P. Aufderheide, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin, studied 813 patients who received standard CPR...

2011-01-19 14:04:40

A study led by Dr. Tom P. Aufderheide, professor of emergency medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin, shows an alternative method of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation increases long-term survival of patients. The study, which is published in the January 19th, 2011 online version of Lancet, and will be in an upcoming publication of Lancet, determined that active compression-decompression cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with augmentation of negative intrathoracic pressure gave patients...

2011-01-19 09:53:00

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A combination of two devices could save the lives of thousands of cardiac arrest patients each year if implemented nationwide, suggests clinical trial results published in today's online edition of The Lancet. 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 the...

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...


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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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