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Cairns paramedics give resuscitation demonstrations for Restart A Heart Day

THE annual Restart A Heart Day is saving lives by better education of what to do when witnessing someone in cardiac arrest. Demonstrations were held at the Cairns Esplanade yesterday, focusing improving outcomes for patients in the home, who account for 76 ...

Source: The Cairns Post
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Launceston Restart a Heart Day event shares lifesaving skills

Instead the song was used as part of Restart a Heart Day, aimed at educating people about cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using Automated External Defibrillators to save lives. Currently about 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest each year across ...

Source: The Examiner
Published: 16 Oct 2018

This NYC hospital created a playlist to teach proper CPR compression rhythm

Learning CPR, as in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, seems pretty straightforward when you’re in the certification classroom learning how to do it on a dummy. But in the heat of the moment — like when you come across someone in cardiac arrest — it’s ...

Source: phillyvoice.com
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Innovative Resuscitation Device Helps Reduce Neonatal Mortality

An add-on device for conventional neonatal bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitators can help caregivers resuscitate asphyxiated newborn babies. Developed by Royal Philips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies ...

Source: hospimedica.com
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Philips and global healthcare leaders develop innovative resuscitation device to help reduce neonatal mortality

AMSTERDAM and NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 26 Sep 2018

Rae Amitay of Immortal Bird on the resuscitation of a TLC classic

Sony MDR-7506 headphones Last month I broke the Sony cans I've owned for two decades by spilling my laptop off my desk and snapping their jack. Like the premature curmudgeon I am, I replaced them with a model made since 1991. I've worn these same over-ear ...

Source: Chicago Reader
Published: 02 Oct 2018

Shepherdsville PD receives K-9 resuscitation kit donation

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - K-9 officers in the Shepherdsville Police Department received a donation of life-saving equipment recently. SPD sent a release out Monday saying it received a donation of 40 K-9 resuscitation kits from Air For Paws. The kits ...

Source: WAVE
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Alfie Evans' dad giving toddler mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to 'keep him alive'

Alfie Evans' parents are tonight giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to keep him alive after a court ruled he cannot be flown to Italy for treatment. Tom Evans said he and Alfie's mum Kate have been forced to help Alfie's breathing ...

Source: Fox News
Published: 25 Apr 2018

Family-witnessed resuscitation – benefits, barriers and best practice

This week’s EBN Twitter chat is on Wednesday 4 th October 2017 between 8 pm and 9 pm (UK time) and will explore ‘Family-witnessed resuscitation in hospitals’. The chat will focus on benefits, challenges and best practice in this area of care.

Source: blogs.bmj.com
Published: 01 Oct 2017

SCA Foundation Says Mobile Apps Help Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

It strikes people of all ages—356,500 times annually—and survival depends on the quick actions of people nearby to call 911, start CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and, if available, use an AED (automated external defibrillator). The position ...

Source: EMS World
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Yale Institute for Global Health Announces Faculty Award Winners

This contextually-appropriate training course will improve the quality of emergency assessment, treatment and resuscitation, thus decreasing morbidity and mortality. Additionally, the open-source content with “train-the-trainer” program can be ...

Source: medicine.yale.edu
Published: 16 Oct 2018

CLOVERS study examines ways of increasing blood pressure in sepsis patients

The Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis (CLOVERS) study compares two standards of care for increasing blood pressure in patients with dangerously low blood pressure due to a suspected infection. One method is to first provide ...

Source: healthnews.uc.edu
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Waterford mother arrested after 5-year-old child's death

The child was later found unresponsive in a family vehicle. Resuscitation attempts were not successful, and the child was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, Waterford police said they arrested Whitney Bosselman, and charged her with risk of injury to ...

Source: WFSB
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Visual Triage in the ED Better at Predicting Mortality

In both methods, patients were categorized into the following triage levels: red (resuscitation, constant reevaluation); orange (emergent, reevaluation every 15 min); yellow (potentially unstable, reevaluation every 60 min); green (nonurgent, reevaluation ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Nearly a THIRD of people would not perform CPR if they saw someone collapse, survey reveals – and 4% wouldn't even call an ambulance

Having CPR – short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation – immediately after the heart stops can more than double the chance of someone surviving, the BHF says. So although 96 per cent of people said they would call an ambulance if someone collapsed and ...

Source: Daily Mail
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Hospital compiles Spotify playlist to help with CPR

Who knew that music could be a literal life saver? Doctors say some songs can give you the right rhythm to get the heart pumping when doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Experts say those doing CPR need to do 100 chest compressions a minute, and there are ...

Source: myajc
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Int'l Students Compete in Clinical Skills in China

All students participating have completed studying cardiopulmonary resuscitation, abdominal punctures, child nutrition, dressing changes, clinical thinking, patient-centered care and standardized clinical operations. Chi said the international medical ...

Source: 中国妇女网
Published: 16 Oct 2018

SAFD medics now doing blood transfusions in ambulances, saving lives with whole blood

"Both Brook Army Medical Center and University Hospital, they are seeing better outcomes. Patients are arriving a little less sick, and then the resuscitation required in the trauma room is less," said Randi Schaefer, who used whole blood on the ...

Source: KSAT
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy

"Further study of the mechanisms involving nursing interventions (other than cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help prevent postictal coma or even SUDEP," the authors note. They conclude that this study and two previous reports "suggest that nocturnal ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Mass. Island Residents Raise Money for AEDs

The initiative supports survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events by employing a chain of survival tools such as widespread CPR instruction, public access to defibrillators, and resuscitation protocols for first responders and area hospitals.

Source: EMS World
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Twin Cities fisherman falls into western Wisconsin lake, dies

Emergency responders arrived and took over resuscitation efforts before Christianson was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was pronounced dead that afternoon. His daughter, Marit Christianson, said a health problem had caused him to fall in ...

Source: Star Tribune
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Physical Therapists Win Latest Battle in Turf War with Acupuncturists

The bill would require PTs to complete a 54-hour continuing education course on dry needling, that they are certified in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, have two years’ experience in the field and hold an active, unrestricted license in New Jersey.

Source: NJ Spotlight
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Mass. island residents raising money for AEDs

The initiative supports survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events by employing a chain of survival tools such as widespread CPR instruction, public access to defibrillators, and resuscitation protocols for first responders and area hospitals.

Source: EMS1
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Tipton doesn’t support area hospitals

When a person is injured or medically unstable, emergency technicians rush to the scene, begin the resuscitation, then speed to the emergency department where nurses, respiratory therapists and ...

Source: The Durango Herald
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Even in San Francisco, Heat Is Turning Deadly. That's Not Something Colleen Loughman Expected

That’s when paramedics arrived to help. In a recorded emergency call, responders say that someone on scene is trying resuscitation. But Loughman was pronounced dead on scene, at 9:34 p.m. 'Actually, Everybody Is At Risk.' Dangerous overheating isn’t ...

Source: KQED
Published: 16 Oct 2018

U.S. Navy Sierra rotation farewells NATO Role III, Kandahar Airfield

Role III provides care to all categories of patients to include resuscitation, initial wound surgery, damage control surgery and postoperative treatment. “In my first email message last December to our team, I outlined our guiding principles of mutual ...

Source: DVIDSHub
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Hospital Creates Playlist Of Songs You Should Listen To While Performing CPR

So let’s start with the basics — what exactly is CPR? The American Heart Association explains, “CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or ...

Source: LittleThings
Published: 15 Oct 2018

10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

If you have a cardiac arrest today, and are revived by the wonders of modern medicine, you should thank your lucky stars that you’re alive. You should also give thanks that your resuscitation took place today, rather than 200 years ago. Because back then ...

Source: Mental Floss
Published: 25 Jul 2014