Category Archives: AED

A New Order for CPR, Spelled C-A-B: American Heart Association Guidelines

The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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CPR Efforts Successful On Man With No Pulse for 96 Minutes

By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He’d suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a … Continue reading

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Chest Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients, Study Finds

Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University … Continue reading

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Hospital CPR Quality Is Worse at Night

CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions … Continue reading

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Every Second Counts When Performing CPR: Increase in Survival When AED Used Less Than 10 Seconds After CPR Pause

Every second counts when performing CPR. A new study has found the number of people who survive after suffering a cardiac arrest outside a hospital drops significantly if the pause between stopping CPR and using a defibrillator to administer an … Continue reading

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CPR Device Guides Bystanders: Computerized Defibrillator Guides Untrained Users

Human factors engineers have developed a CPR machine that allows people without CPR training to save the lives of those who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It monitors, and gives feedback about, actions such as the depth of chest compressions. … Continue reading

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Shorter Pause in CPR Before Defibrillator Use Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

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.

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA BLS and CPR Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for BCLS, BLS, and CPR. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well on the … Continue reading

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Using Chest Compressions First Just as Successful as Immediate Defibrillation After Cardiac Arrest

Chest compressions before defibrillation in patients with sudden cardiac arrest is equally successful as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System.

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Video: EKG Training: Watching & Interpreting the Defibrillator Monitor

Video Description: Nursing educator Michele Kunz discusses the most common ekg’s as they appear on the defibrillator monitor. The viewer will get a close-up look at each ekg as Michele discusses what is happening on the monitor. Watch this video … Continue reading

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