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Articles tagged ‘CPR’

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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June 26, 2015

Now is the time – Arrhythmia Alliance calls for action on sudden cardiac arrest deaths

The Arrhythmia Alliance has released a new manifesto, calling for greater awareness and encouraging bystander action to reduce fatal sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) across the UK.

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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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April 18, 2012

Premature diagnosis of death after CPR

Death is being prematurely diagnosed after failure to respond to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), causing unnecessary distress to families, according to a signal statement released recently by the UK’s National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).

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February 7, 2012

BHF campaigns for hands-only CPR

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a campaign to actively promote hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Backed by Resuscitation Council UK, they recommend that anyone who doesn’t have CPR training should now ignore the kiss of life in favour of “hard and fast” chest compressions.

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November 18, 2009

First ever multinational attitude survey on CPR shows performance needs improvement

The CPR Improvement Working Group, formed to help improve cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skill performance, has recently announced the results of the first ever multinational attitudinal survey concerning the performance of CPR by healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics.

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