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Articles tagged ‘cardiopulmonary resuscitation’

November 24, 2015

Government blocks first aid bill that could save thousands of lives each year

Three major UK charities have today declared their disappointment at the Government’s failure to back a Private Members’ Bill to ensure all young people are given the opportunity to learn first aid in secondary schools, despite mass public support.

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September 30, 2015

CPR should continue for at least 35 minutes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015.1 The study in more than 17,000 patients found that nearly all survivals were achieved within 35 minutes and longer CPR achieved little benefit.

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September 30, 2015

Efforts to improve AED usage help in public, but not in the home

Efforts to improve automated external defibrillator (AED) usage increase bystander defibrillation in public places but not at home, according to a study of more than 25,000 cardiac arrest patients presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.1

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July 30, 2015

Improved functioning for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors

The proportion of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors with preserved function over time – measured by return to work – increased significantly from 2001-2011, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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February 25, 2015

Leicestershire Academy focus on CPR

A national community defibrillator training campaign has been launched, to teach schoolchildren how to respond quickly and calmly when treating a sudden cardiac arrest.

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August 30, 2013

Fitness centres – better resuscitation survival rates

People experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at exercise facilities have a higher chance of survival than at other indoor locations, due to factors including early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and access to an automated external defibrillator (AED), according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The findings underscore the importance of having AEDs in places where people exert themselves and are at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest, say the authors.

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June 20, 2013

Guinness World Record attempt for the largest CPR training

2,107 children in the Netherlands successfully attempted a new world record for the largest ever cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training exercise recently, using automated external defibrillator (AED) training sets.

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February 28, 2013

Epinephrine in cardiac arrest – the good, the bad, and the ugly

The available clinical data confirm that epinephrine administration during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can increase short-term survival, but with either no benefit or even harm for outcomes such as long-term survival or functional recovery, according to a study1 published recently in Current Opinion in Cardiology.

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January 25, 2013

Many hospitalised children who require prolonged CPR survive

Many hospitalised children can survive cardiac arrest after prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to new research published in Circulation.1

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November 15, 2012

Cooling cardiac arrest patients improves survival

Cooling patients resuscitated after sudden cardiac arrest to lower body temperatures may be associated with increased survival and better functional ability, according to late-breaking clinical trial research1 presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2012.

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