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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...

2011-06-01 14:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 30 years, the national survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has remained a low six percent. Recognizing the need for expanded awareness of the public health crisis of SCA, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) is donating 30 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to nonprofit community organizations across the country as part of the Association's "donAtED 2011" program. SCAA's nationwide network of...

2011-04-26 07:38:00

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - ACLS Blended Learning Solution to Provide Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Education Through Convenient, Integrated Solution Mosby's eLearning, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) today introduced the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Blended Learning Solution, a training certification solution aimed at...

2011-04-11 10:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a new study published in this month's issue of the European peer-reviewed journal Acta Paediatrica demonstrates that pulse oximetry makes a critical difference in neonatal resuscitation both in terms of reliability and speed of measurements. In comparing the measurement response times of three different pulse oximetry technologies, researchers found that the Masimo Radical-7(TM) pulse oximeter with...

2011-01-06 10:21:00

LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saints Medical Center, a leading non-profit healthcare facility in the Greater Lowell area, is pleased to announce it has entered into a multi-faceted agreement with ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ZOLL) of Chelmsford, Mass., a leader in comprehensive hospital and EMS resuscitation solutions. This agreement includes the Saints-based EMS service working with ZOLL to collaborate on and test new product concepts and technology concepts. Recently...

2010-11-12 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced that Dr. Hung Wen Lin, Ph.D., research fellow at the Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual American Heart Association-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award. The $100,000 grant, which is funded over a two-year period by Philips, is intended to...

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...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association has merged two of its premier quality improvement programs to help providers reduce disability and death from in-hospital cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Get With The Guidelines(®)-Resuscitation - a combination of the association's National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR(®)) and Get With The Guidelines(®) - will arm hospitals with...

2010-10-18 18:15:15

Elsevier announces the publication of the 2010 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines in the journal Resuscitation. These guidelines are based on an extensive international review of all the science supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the 2010 International Consensus on CPR Science, which is also published in the current issue of Resuscitation. This year is the 50th anniversary of CPR. Throughout Europe, each year, about 500,000 people have an out-of-hospital sudden...

2010-10-06 15:01:14

Patients with a severe traumatic brain injury (and not in shock because of blood loss) who received out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids (a solution with increased concentration of certain electrolytes and thought to help reduce intracranial pressure) as initial resuscitation did not experience better 6-month neurologic outcomes or survival compared to patients who received a normal saline solution, according to a study in the October 6 issue of JAMA. Traumatic brain injury...


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