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UK: 100,000 People To Train in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

2016 18 Oct

Research released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive.The study, published in Resuscitation, analysed more than 11,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) attended... Read more

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Do Not Attempt CPR Decisions - Consistency Needed

2016 02 Aug

Patient preferences for “Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)” decisions and how health services deal with them are the subject of a review published by the UK National Institute for Health Research.Prof. Gavin Perkins, professor of critical care medicine, University of Warwick,  and colleagues, set out to identify why conflict and... Read more

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Study Shows Little Difference Between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ CPR in Cardiac Arrest

2015 10 Nov

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that continuous chest compression (CCC) is not an improvement over standard CPR. This is the largest study of out-of hospital cardiac arrest ever conducted. The researchers evaluated over 23,000 adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for whom EMS crews responded. Study patients... Read more

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CPR for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest to be conducted for 35 Minutes

2015 30 Aug

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Yoshikazu Goto, associate professor and director of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Kanazawa University Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan. The study in more than... Read more

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Doctors Commonly Misinterpret End-of-Life Care Documents

2015 02 Mar

A pair of studies published in the Journal of Patient Safety show "significant confusion" among emergency physicians and prehospital care providers in interpreting the universal end-of-life care documents, called Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), which communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments."Our... Read more

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Video About End-of-Life Procedures Informs Decisions of Terminally Ill Patients

2015 20 Feb

A video which describes assistive and resuscitation procedures, such as CPR and intubation, helps seriously ill older patients to decide whether they want such interventions performed by their physicians if they experience a life-threatening event such as cardiac arrest. The decision-support tool, developed by the Video Images of Disease for Ethical... Read more

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Depth and Rate of Chest Compression has Impact on Survival

2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine. The reviews show that CPR compressions... Read more

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ERC 2014: Zoll to Showcase Advanced Resuscitation and Acute Critical Care

2014 12 May

Experts to Discuss the Preparation for Treating Athletes and Spectators at Large Sporting Events during a ZOLL-Sponsored SymposiumZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has announced that its advanced resuscitation and acute critical care solutions will be on display during the European Resuscitation... Read more

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American Heart Association Launches Online Pediatric First Aid & CPR Course

2014 17 Apr

New course teaches child care providers and parents vital life-saving skillsFor parents and child care providers, the statistics about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to the Centers... Read more


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